Category: <span>2021</span>

Study reveals potential issues with watershed health in Fanny Bay – Comox Valley Record

SCOTT STANFIELD / Dec. 9, 2021 11:30 a.m. / LOCAL NEWS / NEWS A retired forester presented the CVRD board with some key findings from a study concerning four watersheds in the Fanny Bay area. The Beaufort Watershed Stewards 2021 Hydrological Health Report Card reveals potential issues with watershed health, …

Watershed Health Report Card

The 2021 Beaufort Watershed Stewards (BWS) Hydrological Health Report Card presents initial data from watersheds on the east side of the Beaufort Mountain Range. Data were gathered in the summer of 2021 and included: equivalent clearcut area percentage, total area harvested, road density, number of stream crossings, total number of …

2021 Activity Summary

Looking for a quick overview of what BWS is all about? Well here is a diagram that illustrates all of the activities that we have taken on over the past year. Needless to say, we’ve been very busy! But it feels wonderful knowing what we have accomplished. We’d love to …

Our New Status

We are not status seekers. We’re humble citizen scientists. We go about our business with no need for fame or adulation. Swaggering, after all, doesn’t help when you’re clambering down a creek bank or slogging through a freshet in chest waders with rushing water up to your thighs.  But last …

Every Stream is Different

Every stream is different. Two months ago, we stood in Wilfred Creek with the water rushing by up to our waists, threatening to topple anyone not paying attention. Six weeks later, we stood in the exact same spot with the water meandering slowly by at a comfortable calf-level. But while …