"Committed to the restoration of wild Pacific salmon in mid Vancouver
Island watersheds through habitat restoration and community engagement"
"Committed to the restoration of wild Pacific salmon in mid Vancouver
Island watersheds through habitat restoration and community engagement"

Loggers are helping salmonids in Centre Creek

CentreCrSideChannel5What's that you say? Loggers are helping fish in Centre Creek?

In 2014, we had a side channel constructed beside Centre Creek as a safe haven for young salmon and trout  to escape the high, turbulent winter flows of the creek. A few logs were placed across the side channel to provide cover for the fish from predators such as herons, but an inspection of the habitat determined that more cover was required. Unfortunately, there weren't enough logs or large woody debris laying nearby that could be used for this purpose.

 

CentreCrSideChannel4Since the creek flows through Timber West property, we asked if they could cut down a few trees near the side channel (without compromising the riparian zone) and buck them so they could be used for cover. They obliged and on May 4, MVIHES volunteers strategically placed the logs across the channel using a pulley system under the guidance of our biologist, Dave Clough. 

 

 

 

   

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The finished product. Enough for any fry or smolt to feel at home 

   

 

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                                           And a retired logger has atoned for past sins, lol.

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