Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sitting on Water: A Season on the Koeye River

My good friend Will Atlas reached out to me recently regarding an amazing project he is working on with the Heilsuk Nation community in Bella Bella, British Columbia. Over the last two years he has been working with a non-profit organization to develop a salmon monitoring program that supports sustainable food fisheries.This last year this has included a traditional fishing weir on the Koeye River where salmon can be tagged and enumerated on their journey upstream to their lake and spawning tributaries.This is providing valuable and reliable estimates of sockeye returning to the Koeye Watershed.

Currently, a fundraiser has been initiated to aid in the efforts of publicizing the Heilsuk Nation's work on film and the important impacts it can have both in the Koeye Watershed, but also applied to other systems in the future. The project fundraiser promoting this study is attempting to raise 5k goal to assist in paying for this 10-15 minute documentary.

Please taken a moment in checking out their good work and research. You can find out more information via Sitting on Water: A Season on the Koeye.

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