Little baseline data has been collected on these streams and their current state is unknown, whether they are healthy enough to support fish life and what restoration efforts are required to help promote a healthy watershed.
Central Westcoast Forest Society, working with the Raincoast Education Society and Raincoast Streamkeepers, will assess the condition of habitat and the presence of fish in local streams in the District of Tofino. The objective of this project is to gain a greater understanding of local fish populations as well as on the current habitat conditions of these creeks and to use this information to help facilitate sustainable management and development within the District of Tofino.
During the project we will measure water quality parameters (temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen), conduct fish inventories (presence/absence), and evaluate in-stream and riparian habitat conditions. On streams that have been damaged by human activities, restoration activities will be carried out.