Wild Salmon

Tranquil Watershed Restoration Update

Tranquil Watershed Restoration Update

We have committed $200,000.00/year to monitor and restore the Tranquil River in Tla-o-qui-aht Territory. Central Westcoast Forest Society (CWFS) installed a rotary screw trap which was in place from March 28 until early June. CWFS had over 100 volunteers come out to help them count fish daily! They identified, weighed, measured and re-release 1,255 Chinook, 4,882 Coho, and 21,046 Chum. Visible parasites, scars and deformities were also noted. In collaboration with Dr. Kristi Miller's lab, samples were collected for further disease and pathogen testing. Samples were also collected for stomach content analysis in both the river and the estuary in collaboration with Will Duguid' lab at the University of Victoria.