New Releases

May 16, 2013 - Following a recent amendment to a Capital Regional District water license, flow releases into Craigflower Creek from Thetis Lake are now assured, benefiting thousands of juvenile Coho Salmon and Cutthroat Trout. Read more . .

Aug. 29, 2011 - 300 tonnes of screened gravel will be added to Nanaimo’s Millstone River Wednesday August 31st to provide returning Coho salmon with more spawning habitat. Read more . .

July 26, 2011 - Modifications to a domestic water supply pipeline will help protect valuable summer fish-rearing habitat in the Sooke River watershed, about 25 km west of Victoria, BC. Read more . .

July 8, 2011 - A water release from Thetis Lake Regional Park will be re-established this summer as part of a trial to improve Craigflower Creek fish habitat.
VICTORIA: The Craigflower Flow Enhancement Project (CFEP) is an initiative of BC Conservation Foundation (BCCF) in partnership with Capital Regional District (CRD), local streamkeepers, Songhees First Nation, the Provincial Fish & Wildlife Branch (F&W), and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). The CRD and partners will support a trial to re-establish a water release from Thetis Lake to augment stream flows in middle and lower Craigflower Creek. Read more . .

June 29, 2011 - High Quality Salmon and Steelhead Spawning Gravel to be Placed by Helicopter in Elk Falls Canyon of the Campbell River
CAMPBELL RIVER, BC: The BC Conservation Foundation (BCCF) will continue work this summer on a fish habitat restoration project in the Elk Falls Canyon of the Campbell River that first began in 1999. Under supervision of BCCF and the Ministry of Environment, approximately 100 cubic meters of high quality gravel will be placed by Helifor Canada Corp. at two selected sites in the upper canyon on Wednesday, July 6. Read more . .

May 26, 2011 - Ensuring stored water is used wisely to support sockeye salmon and other fish species during summer in the Quatse River is the focus of a new study launched this spring by the BC Conservation Foundation and the Living Rivers Trust Fund. Read more . .

Sept. 01, 2010 - Water will once again be flowing into an important side channel of the lower Goldstream River following maintenance work this summer. Read more . . .

Sept. 16, 2009 - Enhanced off-channel fish habitat in the Sarita River, west of Port Alberni, is now more productive and better protected against floods following extensive improvements completed this summer. Read more . . .

Aug. 24, 2009 - Flow Monitoring advisory Abnormally dry conditions threaten the viability of Vancouver Island Coastal Cutthroat Trout and other juvenile salmonids. Read more . . .

Aug. 18, 2009 - Coquihalla Steelhead Count Release Low water flows may mean fewer summer-run steelhead trout in the lower Fraser River basin. Read more . . .

May 19, 2009 - A Collaborative Program to address fisheries issues on the Capilano and Seymour Rivers. Read more . . .

May 08, 2009 - Juvenile fish production from two Central Vancouver Island Rivers is being assessed this spring to gauge effectiveness of new side-channel habitats. Read more . . .

May 06, 2009 - Fisheries researchers hope acoustic transmitters implanted in seagoing steelhead trout from the Seymour River Hatchery will ultimately lead to increased survivability of thejuvenile fish. Read more . . .

April 20, 2009 - MORE WATER SHOULD MEAN MORE FISH - Living Rivers - Georgia Basin and Vancouver Island (LR-GB/VI) has completed a $350,000 project at the outlet of the lake providing an enhanced water storage capability for the drought-prone summer months and much improved access between lake and river for native trout. Read more . . .

February 13, 2009 - C Coastal River Fish Habitat Restoration Effectiveness Monitoring - Ministry of Environment and BC Conservation Foundation staff are gearing up for night swims in several Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island rivers this winter to assess juvenile salmon and steelhead use of restored fish habitats. Read more . . .

February 2, 2009 - Using innovative equipment and technology, fisheries technicians on Vancouver Island are now able to remotely assess stream conditions and augment water flows to improve fish habitat conditions in the Little Qualicum River. Read more . . .

September 30, 2008 - Westwood Lake dam released at stream. Read more . . .

September 25, 2008 - Highly productive steelhead stream in the Squamish River watershed is getting help this summer and fall to restore habitat from past damage. Read more . . .

September 23, 2008 - Water is scheduled to be released from Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, BC to aid stream-rearing salmon and trout. Read more . . .

Aug 25, 2008 - Gravel will be laid in Cowichan River to aid chinook, steelhead. Read more . . .

Aug 1, 2008 - Lower Cowichan River side and off channel habitat restoration projects will be showcased during the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) being held in Duncan, BC this August. Read more . . .

July 29, 2008 - High Quality Salmon and Steelhead Spawning Gravel to be Placed by Helicopter in Elk Falls Canyon of the Campbell River. Read more . . .

July 25, 2008 - Elk Falls Canyon habit restoration to continue. Read more . . .

July 8, 2008 - Salmon and Steelhead in the Little Qualicum River on Vancouver Island will have more water to swim in this summer. Read more . . .

June 23, 2008 - Water stored at Westwood Lake in Nanaimo will be used to improve fish habitat conditions in Darough Creek and Millstone River. Read more . . .

June 20, 2008 - Crofton dam changes to help fish in Richards Creek. Read more . . .

June 3, 2008 - The Crofton Lake Dam is undergoing modifications to improve water flows to an important fish-bearing stream in the Cowichan Valley. Read more . . .

May 23, 2008 - Capilano salmon get help around dam. Read more . . .

April 18, 2008 - The Cowichan Lake weir goes into operation Monday April 21st, 2008. Read more . . .

March 18, 2008 - Work continues this week to help restore an important salmon and trout river on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Read more . . .