"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"
  • The Latest News From MVIHES

    The Latest News From MVIHES

    Whether we're tracking Cutthroat Trout with scanners and antenna arrays in Shelly Creek, pruning a man-eating Raingarden in front of the Fire Hall, or observing Coho Salmon spawning on our latest habitat rehabilitation project, there's never a dull moment with MVIHES Read More
  • Fish Habitat Restoration in Shelly Creek: Phase II

    Fish Habitat Restoration in Shelly Creek: Phase II

    A 400 m section of Shelly Creek that flows through the Shelly Farm in Parksville was restored to provide rearing habitat for Coho Salmon fry and smolts. What a transformation! Read More
  • Volunteers on the Go - Part IV

    Volunteers on the Go - Part IV

    The drought we're experiencing this summer is so bad that the BC River Forecast Centre is expecting fish to die in the shallow, warm rivers. Our volunteers have jumped into action. Read More
  • Tracking the Travels of Cutthroat Trout in Shelly Creek

    Tracking the Travels of Cutthroat Trout in Shelly Creek

    How far do the resident Cutthroat Trout roam in Shelly Creek? This is important to know if this unique population of Coastal Cutthroat Trout is to be protected. To answer that question and more, we have begun our own PIT tagging project for tracking the travels of the trout in Shelly Creek. Read More
  • Coho Smolts in Shelly Creek Provide Salish Sea Survival Data

    Coho Smolts in Shelly Creek Provide Salish Sea Survival Data

    A Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tagging program is one of the tools the Pacific Salmon Foundation and BC Conservation Foundation are using to identify "survival bottlenecks" in Coho, Chinook, and Steelhead populations in the Salish Sea. What is a "survival bottleneck"? Read More
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