CHERMAR CREEK (Big Bend I)
Habitat Status Assessments
The reports below provide a starting point for a holistic approach to watershed-level habitat enhancement, restoration and protection. Conducted in 2015, the assessments provide an understanding of salmon habitat degradation and ecosystem impairment and the factors that contributed. In 2019 riparian treatments began aimed at reversing bank erosion by accelerating natural stream-side processes on six streams. In 2020 we began addressing data gaps identified by these reports and looking at other habitat fixes. Next steps for these priority watersheds is to develop comprehensive restoration plans for each, implement actions and monitor the results. Click on the links below to view and download these habitat status reports. The headwater streams draining to Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet are home to significant Pacific salmon stocks and trout populations. Future plans include assessment of other important spawning and rearing streams and their estuaries.