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Report: Kus-kus-sum Land Restoration Phase I: Unpaving Paradise COA-F21-F-3270

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In 2016, Comox Valley Project Watershed Society (CVPWS), in partnership with the K omoks First Nation (KFN) and the City of Courtenay (CoC), embarked on a mission to acquire and restore a decommissioned sawmill site, formerly referred to as the Field sawmill, and now known as Kus-kus-sum.

Author:  Jennifer Sutherst and Caitlin Pierzchalski (Comox Valley Project Watershed Society)

Old Reference Number:  COA-F21-F-3270

Old Reference System:  FWCP - Fish Wildlife Compensation Program Coastal

Date Published:  Apr 2021

Report ID:  59351

Audience:  Government and Public

The Kus-kus-sum site was once a tidally-influenced forested riparian area that provided habitat resources for fish and wildlife at the confluence of the Courtenay River and the K omoks Estuary. It is located along the salmonid migration corridor that connects the K omoks Estuary to upper watershed spawning habitats in the Puntledge, Morrison and Tsolum Watersheds.

Report Type
  Fish and Aquatic Habitat Information
  Fish Species - Salmon (General) - Oncorhynchus spp.
  Region - Vancouver Island
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Restoration
  Water Information - Restoration

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