Fish Habitat Assessment Course

In August 2012, Central Westcoast Forest Society, in partnership with the Ahousaht-Mainstream Salmon Enhancement Subcommittee and the Small Change Fund, hosted a 2-day Fish Habitat Assessment Methods Course with the Natural Resources Extension Program (NREP) at Vancouver Island University. The course provided hands on training in the field and in the classroom for nine local residents from Tofino and Ucluelet, and from the Toquaht, Hesquiaht, Ahousaht and Kyuquot First Nations. Participants reviewed standard North American fish habitat assessment and inventory methods and were taught field techniques on how to complete fish habitat assessment procedures and measurements and how to identify and quantify fish habitat disturbance indicators.