Streams and Salmon
Monitoring streams and protecting fish habitat.
Local volunteers have been monitoring of Cortes Island’s streams for many years. In 2013, some of these dedicated Streamkeepers asked FOCI to establish a formal project in order to help coordinate this valuable program. In 2014, we officially launched our Stream Stewardship project. This important initiative aims to monitor and protect local streams and salmon habitat, through habitat assessment, data collection, restoration, and community engagement.
Community volunteers are involved annually in monitoring local streams and salmon habitat and recording what they find. Through Streamkeepers training sessions, local volunteers can increase their field skills, and learn more about monitoring and data collection.
The creeks currently being monitored through this program include: Basil Creek, Frabjes Day Creek, Hansen Creek, James Creek, and Manson’s Lagoon Creek.
Please contact us at the FOCI office if you would like to volunteer or get involved with our Stream Stewardship Program.
Join Friends of Cortes Island
Become a member and support the work we are doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island
Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) is a charitable organization that has been active for over 25 years. Our organization exists to monitor and preserve the health of local ecosystems, and to provide educational programs that foster a greater understanding of the natural environment. Through all of our projects, we work to promote environmental integrity through community responsibility.