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Title: Amphibians and Fish Within Wetlands of the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region 2012-13

Year: 2014

Author(s): Barbara Beasley

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
We gathered information about the distribution of two species of aquatic-breeding amphibians. Red-legged frogs (Rana aurora) and Northwestern Salamanders (Ambystoma gracile) relative to the presence of native species of fish, in particular Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki clarki) and Three-spined Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in natural and restored/created freshwater wetland habitats. The Red-legged Frog and Cutthroad Trout are blue-listed species in British Columbia and the former is also federally listed as a Species of Special Concern. Our ultimate aim is to gather information that will help us learn how to manage and restore wetlands in ways that provide productive habitat for both fish and amphibians. We focused our project at wetlands within and adjacent to the Lost Shoe watershed on the Kennedy Flats near Ucluelet, BC. Many fish streams in the Kennedy Flats damaged by poor logging practices in the past are undergoing restoration. Improving fish access to Swan Lake, a 4-ha wetland that currently has no fish, has been a controversial project because Swan Lake has one of the highest counts of breeding Red-legged Frogs recorded in BC. It has been suggested that restoration of fish access to Swan Lake will cause a reduction in the breeding population of Red-legged Frogs and other amphibian species, but the magnitude of the reduction is unknown. Our objectives were to (1) collect baseline data on the abundance of egg masses and larvae of Red-legged Frogs and Northwestern Ssalamanders at Swan Lake to compare to abundance patterns after fish return in the future, (2) compare the relative abundance of egg masses and larvae of Red-legged Frog and other amphibians in wetlands with and without fish, and (3) document water quality variables that could limit the abundance or duration of fish presence in Swan Lake and other wetlands.

 

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Title: Tla-o-qui-aht Declares Potential Mine Site a Tribal Park

Year: 2014

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Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project

Year: 2014

Author(s): Jessica Hutchinson; Lily Burke; Warren Warttig

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The Kennedy Flats Watershed is located in Clayoquot Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Much of the watershed was logged between 1950 and 1980. Logging practices of the time were not designed to protect wildlife or fish habitat, and as a result many of the streams in the area have reduced fish access, poor water quality, and lack the necessary characteristics to support healthy and diverse wildlife populations. Central Westcoast Forest Society (CWFS) initiated the Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project in 1994 to address the conditions affecting wildlife and wild salmon productivity. Since that time, CWFS restoration crews have been working to restore the hydrological and ecological functions of the watershed. ...

 

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Title: Status Update on the Surveillance of Wild Anadromous Salmonids in British Columbia

Year: 2013

Author(s): Aquatic Surveillance and Epidemiology, CFIA

Type: Report (published)

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Title: Dangerous eyesore spun into productive habitat

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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"An off-channel restoration project off Highway 4 near Lost Shoe Creek is expected to reach completion this week bringing 200 metres of wetlands habitat to the West Coast's salmon and amphibian populations."

 

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Title: Attention on the Atleo River

Year: 2012

Author(s): Uu-a-thluk

Type: Newspaper Article

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"The Atleo River is receiving some much-needed attention thanks to a partnership between Ahousaht First Nation, Mainstream Canada, Uu-a-thluk (NTC Fisheries), and the Central Westcoast Forest Society. Late last month, the partners hosted a course for people interested in learning how to assess watershed habitat. Ten people (including six Nuu-chah-nulth-aht) took part. Now two of those six are working with biologists from the society to assess the state of the Atleo River."

 

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Title: Salmon disease surveillance program comes to Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2012

Author(s): Uu-a-thluk

Type: Newspaper Article

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"When Nuu-chah-nulth Nations heard about a plan to survey salmon for infectious diseases, many were pleased by the chance to get more information about salmon health in their territories. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and industry, launched the two-year study in March."

 

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Title: Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project

Year: 2012

Author(s): Lily Burke; Jessica Hutchinson, Central Westcoast Forest Society; Warren Warttig

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Wetland surveys for breeding amphibians within the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region 2008-2011.

Year: 2011

Author(s): Barbara A. Beasley

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The goal of this project is to protect the integrity of local wetland ecosystems within the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region over time. These habitats provide a variety of ecological services and support amphibian species listed as being "at risk" within Canada. This project will determine the local status of Red-legged Frogs (Rana aurora) and Western Toads (Bufo boreas) and use fluctuations in their populations, as well as Northwestern Salamanders (Ambystoma gracile), as barometers of the health of our wetland ecosystems. Amphibians are good indicators of ecosystem intergrity becuase they are particularly sensitive to changes in water quality and quantity, and they are an integral part of the food webs within wetlands and surrounding forests. Habitat destruction, highway traffic, pollution, introduced Bullfrogs, and disease may reduce amphians populations. Sharing information on how these threats influence the status of local populations will help promote stewardship of wetland ecosystems in the region. The project objectives area: 1. To survey freshwater wetlands and monitor the breeding populations of two species at risk, the Red-legged Frog, the Western Toad, and a third species, the Northwestern Salamander, in and around Ucluelet, Tofino, and the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Resrve (PRNPR). 2. To describe vegetation, hydrology and surrounding conditions, of the wetlands. 3. To do surveillance for introduced Bullfrogs. 4. To provide opportunities for local youth and adults to learn skills involved in surveying amphibians and doing Bullfrog surveillance at wetlands. 5. To share information with local planners, government agencies, community leaders, landowners, and the general public in an effort to help maintain the ecological value of local wetlands, and the species at risk they support. ...

 

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Title: Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project 2010

Year: 2010

Author(s): Jessica Hutchinson; Warren Warttig; Dave Clough

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project Staghorn, Kootowis, Sandhill, Twin Rivers and Lost Shoe Creeks

Year: 2008

Author(s): Jessica Hutchinson; Lily McLean; Warren Warttig; Dave Clough

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Clayoquot Sound Salmon Review 1947-2007

Year: 2007

Author(s): Suzanne Hare ; Steve Lawson

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Watershed Planning in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2004

Author(s): Clayoquot Sound Technical Planning Committee

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
This watershed plan for the Sydney-Pretty Girl planning unit was prepared by the Clayoquot Technical Planning Committee (TPC). Committee membership consists of representatives from the First Nations of Clayoquot Sound and technical staff from the provincial agencies. The primary responsibility of the TPC is to complete watershed-level planning for Clayoquot Sound.

 

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Title: Restoration Plans: Kennedy Flats

Year: 2001

Author(s): Warren Warttig, Interfor; Dave Clough, D.R. CLough Consulting Ltd.; Mike Leslie, Mike Leslie Consulting

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Executive Summary: Restoration plans are developed to aid in the recovery of both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. In order for a restoration plan to be successful all relevant factors must be considered. The most common factor associated with declines of anadromous salmonids is habitat degradation, however a number of other factors play a key role. Many factors, such as habitat loss and degradation, over exploitation in sport and commercial fisheries, global warming and variable ocean conditions, are responsible to a varying degree for the depressed status of salmonids. Restoration of upslope and fluvial processes that create and maintain habitats must be integratl components of any recovery program. This report is limited to the unhealthy ecosystems of upslope, road, stream function, and riparian areas, and does not address fish harvest management, global warming, or variable ocean conditions. Stable landscape units outside the riparian zone are also not addressed in this report, but their status may have minor implications for stream ecosystems. Salmon have evolved to adapt to a series of natural impacts, therefore timber harvesting plans should be encouraged, where possible, to mimic the natural disturbance regimes. Examples of natural disturbance regimes could be: blow down (windstorms cause major natural disturbance to forest in Clayoquot Sound), wildfires, encouraging uneven aged standes to develop from even aged second growth, etc. The Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel (CSSP) recommendations call for salmon recovery efforts to be based on restoring and conserving ecosystems, rather than simply restoring hte instream habitat attributes. Thi sis important, as relationships between habitat conditions and individual salmonid response have been well established within the habitat unit, stream reach and to the watershed unit as well.

 

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Title: Draw Creek Riparian Restoration Prescription

Year: 2000

Author(s): Derek Osborne; Bodo von Schilling

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Climate and Hydrometric Monitoring - Marion Creek

Year: 2000

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Type: Other

Description:
precipitation and discharge data, peak flow events, turbidity, water temperature, daily storage precipitation gauge, tipping bucket, air temperature

 

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Title: Hesquiat Ha-houlthee (Traditional Territory)

Year: 1999

Author(s): Mark Johannes, Northwest Ecosystem Institute

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
"The primary goal of this planning exercise is to develop an understanding of the current known state of aquatic and land based resources across the traditional territory and to apply this knowledge to create a set of planning maps to help prioritize resource development and restoration activities."

 

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Title: Volume II: Clayoquot Valley Natural History

Year: 1999

Author(s): Mark Johannes; Josie Cleland

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
"We have developed this atlas in order to examine and present the current known state of landscapes, land and aquatic based resources across the watershed. The Clayoquot Valley Atlas is intended to provide more detailed information on one portion of the watershed and to assist with strategic planning in this valley towards sustainable multiple resources development."

 

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Title: Kennedy Watershed Atlas Series

Year: 1999

Author(s): Mark Johannes; L. Hanslit

Type: Other

Description:
This volume is intended to be used as a spatial database to assist with strategic planning towards sustainable multiple resource development and ecosystem restoration and enhancement in the region. Includes 40 watershed scale maps and an accompanying GIS database.

 

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Title: Rebuilding salmon stocks through habitat restoration in the Kennedy Watershed of Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

Year: 1998

Author(s): Mark R. S. Johannes, Northwest Ecosystem Institute; Kim D. Hyatt, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The Kennedy Watershed of Clayoquot Sound has a long history of resource extraction and a much shorter history of examining the state of resources and investment in restoration of degraded areas. To date, restoration work in the Kennedy Watershed had been influenced by knowledge of specific impacts caused by past logging practices. Two community based restoration projects in the Kennedy Watershed are provided as examples of studies which are being used a valuable experimental tools to critically examine associations between local forest harvest impacts and salmon production limits.

 

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Title: Clayoquot Lake - Natural History Observations

Year: 1998

Author(s): Clayoquot Biosphere Project

Type: Map

Description:
Maps with hand-written notes on natural history observations.

 

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Title: Fish Rearing Habitats and Their Natural Dynamics

Year: 1997

Author(s): Ursula Kunze

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
Study examines the interactions between juvenile fish and their biosphere in an undisturbed watershed located in the temperate rainforest on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

 

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Title: Atlantic salmon in the north Pacific

Year: 1997

Author(s): Skip McKinnell; A. J. Thomson; E. E. Black; B. L. Wing; C. M. Gutherie III; J. F. Koerner; J. H. Helle

Type: Journal Article

Description:
The first catches of Atlantic salmon in BC waters occurred in 1987. the first /reported/ escape of Atlantic salmon (2000 individuals) occurred in 1988. From 1988 to 1995, 97,799 Atlantic salmon were reported escaped from net pens in BC but the true number was higher as not all escapes are reported. Since 1987 a total of 9096 Atlantic salmon were caught in the coastal marine waters of BC, Washington and Alaska, and 188 were caught in fresh water. Most catches occurred in the Johnstone Strait area, where the abundance of salmon farms is highest. Most fish caught in fresh water are either maturing or mature.

 

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Title: Escaped Farm Salmon: Environmental and Ecological Concerns

Year: 1997

Author(s): Natural Resources Consultants, Inc. 150p

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
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Title: Methods in Stream Ecology

Year: 1996

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Type: Book

Description:
From the back cover:" Method in streams ecology provided a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research."