Peter Rusland, Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Sep 24, 2014

Early Chinook salmon counts on the Cowichan River have conservationist Rodger Hunter upbeat about this fall's potential total.

"Four hundred and fifty Chinook just cleared the counting fence," he said Wednesday during a light sprinkle.

"That indicates early ones got the (upstream spawning) urge with the recent rain."

Cowichan Watershed Board

Chief "Chip" SeymourThe Cowichan Watershed Board’s mandate is to provide leadership for sustainable water management to protect and enhance environmental quality and the quality of life in the Cowichan watershed and adjoining areas.

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CowichanEstuary_nanaimoinformationThe Cowichan Estuary is one of the most important estuaries in British Columbia from an ecological perspective. It is habitat for up to 230 bird species, and rearing habitat for four salmon and three trout species. It has been the home to Cowichan Tribes...

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From the high mountain ridges in the west, to Cowichan Lake, down the Cowichan River and its many tributary streams, to salt water in the Cowichan Estuary and Cowichan Bay, the Cowichan Watershed is a vibrant ecosystem, alive and rich in natural miracles. Yet there is almost no place in the watershed that does not show the impacts of human activities.

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