Thanks to the generous financial support of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the City of Courtenay, the Comox Regional District, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the expertise of Current Environmental Ltd. employees, the Piercy Creek Habitat Assessment Project has been able to proceed.
Under the guidance of Current Environmental Ltd. , MPWS volunteers began collecting data on streambed composition, riparian and instream vegetation as well as water quality. Field work will also include fish sampling and extend over several months. Then Current Environmental Ltd. will analyze the data and prepare a report early in 2021.
The purpose of the project is to identify enhancement options, especially for Coho, and to provide habitat protection guidlines for future development in the watershed.