"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"
  • 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
  • A Rain Garden Grows in Parksville

    A Rain Garden Grows in Parksville

    Rainwater pouring into storm drains from our streets, parking lots and other hard surfaces has a devastating effect on our streams and shorelines. Not only does the pollution in the water harm fish and other aquatic life, the volume of water that flows through the pipes during a heavy rainfall causes erosion and destroys critical habitat. Read More
  • Return of the Yellow Fish

    Return of the Yellow Fish

    Several years ago, MVIHES ran a Salmon Friendly Lawn Program that included handing out yellow fish lawn signs, like the one in the photo. The yellow fish are returning in the cause for water conservation. Read More
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