The Discourse’s community members tell us that they are very concerned about threats to Cowichan water systems, including droughts, flooding, logging, development, pollution and climate change. That’s why we’re investigating how the Quw’utsun and Xwulqw’selu watersheds have changed, and what solutions exist for a healthy and resilient future.
The Discourse reached out to Cowichan Estuary Restoration Project partners to learn more about it and its benefits and costs.
Rising sea levels and human development are squeezing the Cowichan estuary habitat out of existence. This project aims to make space for the estuary into the future.
Cowichan Tribes and B.C. have agreed to a collaborative process to reimagine land and water management, from the ground up.
A years-long study is identifying ways to improve watershed and fish habitat health in the Koksilah and Chemainus rivers.
First Nations and federal government sign MOU to co-manage proposed MPA in 133,019-square-km section of the Pacific.
The Discourse held an event about watershed solutions. Here’s some of what we learned.
Join us on Monday, Jan. 30 to discuss solutions for the Cowichan and Koksilah watersheds.
The story of the Quw’utsun Sta’lo’ (Cowichan River) goes back well before the first Quw’utsun ancestor, writes Jared Qwustenuxun Williams.
Jared Qwustenuxun Williams shares an Indigenous perspective on Cowichan land, trees and water.
All hope isn’t lost to restore the deteriorated watershed, says Paul Gowland, president of the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society.