Spawning Sockeye Salmon.

Spawning Sockeye Salmon. Photo: Jeremy Koreski

The goal of the Raincoast Streamkeepers Project is to ensure healthy salmon bearing streams in Clayoquot and Barkley Sound. We do this through stream restoration projects and community education. In the past, we have trained local volunteers through our free Streamkeepers training course in order to give individuals and the community the tools needed to engage in stream enhancement projects. We work with both elementary and high school students in Tofino, Ucluelet, and Ahousaht. Some past projects include:

  • Stream habitat surveys
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Stream invertebrate surveys
  • Stream clean-up
  • Riparian area planting/clean-up
  • Stream channel improvements

Please contact us for more info about this project and upcoming streamkeepers courses. 

Salmon School Programs

The Salmon Sustainability Program  program is a mixture of salmon ecology, natural histroy, Nuu-chah-nulth culture, and story-telling. The program was develped with support from Uu-a-thluk (Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Fisheries) and has been offered to elementary and high-school students throughout the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Past components of the program have included: in-school programs, hatchery and river visits, Streamkeepers training sessions, a Salmon Youth Forum, and a Build-a Whale (Orca) exhibit.

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Streamkeepers Course

In the past, the Raincoast Streamkeepers have offered a Streamkeepers Course. Students learn how to conduct stream surveys, determine watershed health, water quality sampling techniques, riparian planting and clean up methods, and invertebrate and fish biology and identification. We are currently not offering this course due to funding limitations.

To learn more, please email info@raincoasteducation.org

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