On this page, you can find recent developments of the Resilient Coasts for Salmon Project. Find upcoming events here, including upcoming Green Shores Training. To stay in the loop, subscribe for email updates here.
November 2023 - This latest newsletter features the impacts of modified shorelines on salmon. Learn how salmon are affected and what can be done to lessen those impacts. Read it now!
July 2023 - Read up about Wilbur's - our little boat mapping the coast - latest antics:
July 2023 - Restoration of the Songhees Walkway Demonstration Site is one step closer to completion following the planting of native riparian vegetation to help stabilize the shoreline. Read about in this feature in the Times Colonist.
May 2023 - An update on the stakeholder-informed design and key restoration features, proposed construction timing, and work with the Township of Esquimalt, Capital Regional District, Coastal Collaborative Sciences (of World Fisheries Trust), Songhees Nation and Esquimalt Nation within Esquimalt Gorge Park.
February 2023 - The SEA’TIES initiative was developed by the Ocean and Climate Platform with the goal of facilitating the development of public policies and the implementation of adaptation solutions for coastal cities threatened by rising sea levels. Check out the Map of Solutions to explore policies, research projects and restoration in cities around the globe as they adapt to sea level rise.
February 2023 - Learn about all of the progress we have made in our first two years on the project in this newsletter.
January 2023 - Progress on is being made on the stakeholder-informed concept design and restoration plan. The proposed construction timing is expected to begin in Fall 2024. See the Dyke Road Park Demonstration Site page to learn more.
October 2022 - Thanks for making this first round a success! Sign up for our email updates (below) to be the first to know about our next round of workshops, coming to mid Vancouver Island communities in summer 2023. For more details, see our page about mapping workshops
October 2022 - 'If you build, it they will come!' Within weeks of replacing the concrete debris and rocks that lined the Songhees Walkway Pocket Beach with sand and gravel, surf smelt have already used the restored habitat to spawn! See more about this great news in this article on Chek News. Click here to find out more about the progress and planning for the site.
May 2022 - Impacts of Climate Change on Shorelines, People, and Salmon: Nature-based Approaches for Ecosystem Health has been posted here. Check it out to learn about the impacts of climate change and hard armouring as well as nature based adaptation solutions.
October 2021 - Esquimalt Gorge park is the location of the newest Green Shores® demonstration site for our Resilient Coasts for Salmon: Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change project. With our partners at the Stewardship Centre for BC, the Resilient Coasts for Salmon team will restore this waterway using nature-based solutions to improve the habitat for Pacific salmon and many other species!
2023 Resilient Coast for Salmon Newsletter Vol. 3
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