The English Cove Watershed is located in the District of Tofino in the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation traditional territory in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The English Cove Watershed is intersected by the Pacific Rim Highway that runs between Ucluelet and Tofino. The watershed supports populations of coho, sea-run and resident cutthroat and rainbow trout; this watershed may likely support populations of steelhead and chum as well. Unfortunately, these species are in decline, due in part to habitat degradation from road design and construction. Cutthroat trout are dependent on small streams for spawning and rearing but in the past small streams were overlooked by development, forestry, and road building. The English Cove Watershed contains many small streams with high quality habitat. However, due to collapsed culverts much of the upstream habitat is not accessible to most fish species.
The English Cove Watershed Restoration Program was initiated in 2015 to restore fish habitat, help increase fish populations, and rebuild this once popular fishing ground. In 2015 habitat restoration was geared towards improving fish habitat connectivity and restoring riparian habitat. Along with in-kind help from MOTI and funding from RFCPP, Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD), CWFS constructed upstream habitat on Creek 11 (Maltby Creek), and replaced the collapsing woodbox culvert on Creek 11, Maltby Creek.