Storey Creek Fish Passage Project

Storey Creek Golf Club Fish Passage Improvement Project – Hole # 14 Project Background The proposed project is within the Storey Creek Golf Course which encompasses both the Storey Creek and Woods Creek watersheds. The project site is within the Woods Creek watershed and is located adjacent to the 14th Hole. A large pond approximately 300 metres in length lies to the west of the 14th fairway and forms the headwaters of this particular branch of Woods Creek. The pond is groundwater fed with very little fluctuations in water levels throughout the year but there are inputs of surface runoff during the winter months. It has a small population of Cutthroat Trout and has been utilized for the headwater planting of Coho fry by DFO staff for at least 10 years. The source of the fry plantings has been the Quinsam DFO hatchery located in Campbell River. The west side of the pond is surrounded by a substantial riparian area and the east side is open fairway. Although the pond is man made, it contains all of the essential elements for rearing salmonids and represents the largest amount of off-channel rearing habitat in the upper part of the Woods Creek watershed. The outlet of the pond connects to a narrow entrenched channel that has a migration barrier located 30 metres downstream. The barrier consists of a vertical drop of 1 metre down into wooden flume that is approximately 100 metres in length where is connects to a section that was rebuilt as part of a stream enhancement project sometime in the 1990’s. The wooden flume is 1 metre by...

Salmon River Stream Productivity Monitoring 2011-2013

Salmon RiverPrepared by Kenvin Pellett of the BC Conservation Foundation Sections of the Salmon River and tributaries have been enriched with different combinations of fertilizers and application locations for over 20 years.  A review of nutrient enrichment of the Salmon River watershed was recently conducted by Pellett as a tool for better understanding the effects of nutrient treatments to the Salmon River as well as to guide future enrichment activities. Salmon River Stream Productivity...

Campbell River Mainstem Chinook Enhancement – Brood 2012

Prepared by D. Ewart & S. Anderson, Fisheries & Oceans Canada This is the eighth year of the Campbell River Mainstem Chinook Enhancement project employing a low technology instream approach to enhancement, combined with the experience of the DFO Enhancement facility and staff at Quinsam River Hatchery. Campbell River Mainstem Chinook Enhancement – Brood...

Campbell River Site 7-III Gravel Placement

Prepared by Northwest Hydraulic Consultants From August 5th to 10th, 2013, 4,200 metric tones of washed and screened spawning gravel was placed in the Campbell River, at Site 7.  Site 7 is located downstream of the BC Hydro (BCH) John Hart Generating Station, between the right bank and downstream end of First Island.  Since 2006, this was the third gravel placement project at Site 7, thus it is referred to as Site 7-III. Campbell River 2013 Gravel Placement Site...