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Title: Spirited discussion around the table at summit

Year: 2006

Author(s): Deborah Steel, Ha-Shilth-Sa

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Hupacasath - Corporate disregard for the habitat, provincial disinterest in the habitat protection debate and bureaucratic apathy in Ottawa in regard to Valley habitat protection efforts were all topics to be bounced around the discussion table at the West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI) Salmon Summit held at the House of Gathering on Nov. 22 and 23. After listening to presentations on the state of the salmon stock in British Columbia, and in particular, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, participants attending Day One of the summit met for round-rable discussions where the talk was wide-ranging and spirited....

 

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Title: Ucluelet riparian area under review

Year: 2006

Author(s): The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

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There will be an open house, followed by an official public hearing, on Ucluelet's new rules designed to protect riparian areas from the impact of development. Council gave two readings to an Official Community Plan (OCP) ammendment bylaw June 13 in order to begin the process to adopt the new riparian area regulations. The new guidelines were prepared by planner Felice Mazzoni and his summer planning assistants from Malaspina, Heather Richards and Richard Crowley....

 

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Title: Notes on recent breeding of common murres at Starlight Reef and Cleland Island, British Columbia

Year: 2006

Author(s): Harry Carter; Ken Morgan; Trudy Chatwin; Francis Bruhwiler

Type: Journal Article

Description:
Breeding by relatively small numbers of Common Murres (Uria aalge) was reported in 1969-82 at Cleland Island, Florencia Islet and Starlight Reef on the central west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. No evidence of breeding or colony attendance has been reported since 1982. In 1989, one egg was found on Starlight Reef, likely indicated continued sporadic breeding by isolated pairs at this location. In 2006, five to 10 murres regularly attended and at least two pairs probably bred at a new breeding area on Cleland Island, but eggs or chicks were not seen. Since 1982, sporadic attendance without breeding also has occurred at Murre Reef, the previous breeding area at Cleland Island in 1969-1982.

 

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Title: Wild salmon policy will need funding.

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
The deadline for public comment on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' (DFO) draft Wild Salmon Policy is Feb.18. According to the draft, the goal of the Wild Salmon Policy is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitat for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Canada in perpetuity.

 

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Title: Kennedy Flats watershed receives grant.

Year: 2005

Author(s): Denise August, Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Clayoquot Sound's industry-scarred Kennedy Lake is on the road to recovery thanks to salmon habitat restoration projects, but the important work could have been curtailed due to lack of funding until the Pacific Salmon Commission bestowed a $122,000 grant to the Central Westcoast Forest Society.

 

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Title: Central Westcoast Forest Society restores Parks Canada creeks

Year: 2005

Author(s): Denise August, Ha-Shilth-Sa

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Long Beach - The Central Westcoast Forest Society (CWFS) received enough funding to carry out creek bed stabilization work in the portion of Lostshoe Creek located in Pacific Rim National Park. For the past decade the society has worked hard to secure funding to rehabilitate the watershed around Kennedy Flats and adjacent areas....

 

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Title: Restoration of Elk River continues

Year: 2005

Author(s): Miriam Trevis, The Record

Type: Newspaper Article

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With funding again provided by BC Hydro, under its Bridge Coastal Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program, rehabilitation work on the lower Elk River has been completed for this year. The work was commenced last year in an effort to reestablish the river as a single thread, stable channel....

 

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Title: Mudflats under discussion

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Tofino council has resolved to let Land and Water BC (LWBC) know how it feels about a recently presented land use study for crown lands within the district. In an admittedly unusual move, the majority of council voted to preemptively inform the crown corporation of their intention to follow the district's Official Community Plan (OCP) and to refrain from further discussion of development plans with LWBC for district lots 128 and 129 (located on the inlet side of Esowista Peninsula)....

 

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Title: National park undertakes wolf and cougar studies

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Intensive field studies on wolves and cougars are getting underway this summer in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (PRNPR). Park warden Bob Hansen is leading the studies into these local carnivores to come to a better basic understanding about their habitat needs and how increased visitation to the parks and general growth in the area is affecting them. Hansen has already completed two years of groundwork leading up to the projects that will be carried out by University of Victoria masters student Danielle Thompson, University of British Columbia PhD student Simone Runyan, and University of Northern British Columbia field assistant Todd Windle. The students are being funded with the help of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grants, the PRNPR and the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust...

 

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Title: Streamkeepers monitor health

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
What is a streamkeeper and what does one do? These were just a couple of the questions I had on a cold, rainy morning I joined Tofino Streamkeepers for a walk along MacKenzie Creek. These questions quickly led to others, such as "why do they do it in this weather, and at this hour on a Saturday morning?" I'd get answers to most of these questions over the next two hours. Gathered along Sharp Road that morning were five volunteer Tofino Streamkeepers and two biologists. Dave Clough and Warren Warttig were there to help the Tofino group complete an assessment of the MacKenzie Creek habitat area...

 

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Title: Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area: Shoreline Survey, May-June 2005

Year: 2005

Author(s): Barbara Beasley; Caron Olive

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near the village of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is approximately 1770 hectares of tidal flats and 338 hectares of terrestrial lands. It is considered one of the ten most critical wetland areas for migratory birds in western Canada. Stewardship of the WMA involves minimizing the effects of adjacent development. In 2005, we initiated a baseline survey of 2322 m of shoreline where housing development has the highest potential to alter terrestrial and marine habitats over the next decade. We combined photo-point monitoring with field surveys along transects to document how much linear shoreline was occupied by different vegetation types, including invasive exotic plants. We also recorded the presence of buildings, other human structures, potential perch trees, large woody debris, fallen trees and streams. Coniferous trees dominated the shoreline and marsh vegetation occurred over most of the high intertidal area. Buildings were present along approximately 710m of shoreline. The exotic invasive species (Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), and another invasive, vetch (not identified to speceis), were found close to buildings. The photos, survey data and maps were summarized and compiled on the West Coast Vancouver Island Web Atlas in the hope that they will support informed decision-making, assist with the generation of educational material, and increase awareness of shoreline development along sensitive habitats.

 

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Title: Preliminary Spatial Analysis: Mammal Sign on the WildCoast

Year: 2005

Author(s): Simone Runyan, UBC, Summit Environmental

Type: Other

Description:
(1) Do large mammals in the study area preferentially select certain: Slopes? Aspects? (2) Spatial Correlation: Is wolf sign randomly distributed with respect to sign of other mammals?

 

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Title: Stewardship plan in pace for Tsu-xiit

Year: 2004

Author(s): David Wiwchar, Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
The sun hasn't even broken over the mountaintops as workers at the Muchalaht Marina start their day talking with visiting boaters about Tsu-xiit (Luna). Handing out pamphlets to anglers, they hope to educate boaters about the dangers of interacting with the area's most famous marine mammal, before more controversial interactions occur.

 

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Title: DFO backs stewardship guardians

Year: 2004

Author(s): David Wiwchar, Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is satisfied with the job Mowachaht/Muchalaht has done in keeping Tsu-xiit away from commercial fishing vessels and pleasure boats, according to Acting Regional Director Don Radford.

 

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Title: Restoration: Rehabilitating the Elk River

Year: 2004

Author(s): Miriam Trevis, The Record

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Quietly and unobtrusively, Mother Nature is being given a helping hand in the Elk River valley near Gold River. The river, once a favourite fly-fishing venue for Roderick Haig-Brown, has suffered many indignities over the past 50 years. As a result, serious degradation has occurred along the banks which has allowed the river to meander from its original course to become a delta of small streams varying their channels over the large gravel floodplain as the river enters Upper Campbell Lake....

 

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Title: Upper Kennedy sockeye count low

Year: 2004

Author(s): The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Upper Kennedy Sockeye salmon returns are only a third of what was expected to return, based on the year 2000 run, said Richard Smith from the Thornton Creek Enhancement Society. In the year 2000 there were 37,000 Sockeye and now, four years later, there are 12,000. Peak season for salmon spawning is the month of September...

 

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Title: Partnerships necessary for fisheries restoration projects

Year: 2004

Author(s): The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Although the Central Westcoast Forest Society (CWFS) has kept a low profile since November, mainly administering wildlife inventories and studies with the BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, the society is back in action doing fisheries restoration this month, under a $25,000 US - Home Depot Foundation grant. Cutbacks in funding from provincial and federal government sources mean more partnerships for the society with corporate and other sources....

 

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Title: Tofino mudflats committee plans conservation for area

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
The Tofino mudflats are called "a jewel in the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve," because of its abundance of birds, fish and wildlife. And because many people know about the flats, the volunteer Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Advisory Committee is growing more active, starting with education and information, while working with the province and the community to develop long-term conservation plans for the area....

 

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Title: Temporary colonization of Cleland Island, British Columbia, by common murres from 1969-82

Year: 2004

Author(s): Harry R. Carter

Type: Journal Article

Description:
Small numbers of Common Murres (Uria aalge) temporarily bred at Cleland Island on the central west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, from 1969-82, but the cirumstances surrounding this brief colonization event have not been previously assessed. This colonization, and breeding attempts at three other nearby sites (Florencia Island, "White" Islet, and Starlight Reef) between the late 1960s and early 1980s, may have reflected a temporary expansion of the murre population form Washington under suitable source population conditions (i.e., after a period of population growth in Washington) and suitable nesting habitat conditiosn at sites along the central west coast of Vancouver Island (i.e., availability of bare rock habitat on predator-free islands with low disturbance). However, long-term breeding did not develop at these colonies. Possible reasons for abandonement include: a) the relatively short period of a few decades of population growth at Washington colonies which ended abruptly in 1983 and was followed by population decline; b) limited suitable breeding habitats on the central west coast of Vancouver Island, contributing to small colony size without growth and sufficient recruitment; c0 disturbance of breeding birds by humans and Bald Eaagles (Haliateetus leucocephalus); and d) mortality of breeding birds or their progeny from natural mortality, gill-net fishing, and oil spills.

 

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Title: A multi-scale analysis of habitat use by gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia.

Year: 2003

Author(s): Sonya Kari Meier

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
Clayoquot Sound, an area on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada is a tertiary feeding area used by eastern gray whales ('Eschrichtius robustus'). The objective of this study was to determine the role of depth and seafloor relief in whale feeding habitat selection. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria

 

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Title: Atlas catalogues vanishing seagrass

Year: 2003

Author(s): John Whitfield

Type: Journal Article

Description:
One-seventh of marine meadows have disappeared in the past decade. The first global survey of the world's seagrasses reveals the little-known habitats to be widespread but under threat...

 

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Title: WFP supports stream enhancement in Gold River

Year: 2003

Author(s): Domenico Iannidinardo, The Record

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
October 30th provided ideal conditions for an urban stream enhancement project in Gold River. After months of planning, the bright sunshine offered one more reason for 25 students from Gold River Senior Secondary (GRSS) to get outside and gain some hands-on experience with stream restoration in urban environments....

 

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Title: Status of Roosevelt Elk (Cervus elapus roosevelti) in British Columbia

Year: 2003

Author(s): J. F. Quayle; K. R. Brunt; BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Biodiversity Branch; BC Ministry of Sustainable Resources Management, Conservation Data Centre

Type: Report (published)

Description:
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Title: Multi-scale Studies of Popluations, Distribution and Habitat Associations of Marbled Murrelets in Clayoquot Sound, BC

Year: 2002

Author(s): Alan E. Burger; Trudy Chatwin

Type: Report (published)

Description:
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Title: Protecting wetland habitats in the Cypre Watershed Area, Clayoquot Sound. How does Iisaak Forest Resources do it?

Year: 2002

Author(s): Kate McNutt; Barb Beasley; Margaret Moeges

Type: Report (unpublished)