Tiara's Experience with Project Watershed
Tiara's focus within Project Watershed involved engaging with a network of groups and citizen scientists.
Project Watershed is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC and focuses on restoration, research, and education/outreach on coastal, nearshore, and marine ecosystems. Their mission is “to promote community stewardship of Comox Valley Watersheds through education, information and action”.
Tiara’s focus within Project Watershed on involved engaging with a network of groups and citizen scientists who are actively monitoring the local beaches for forage fish (specifically eggs, adults and juveniles of Pacific Sand Lance and Surf Smelt). This project aims to map forage fish habitat and abundance, as the species have remained relatively unstudied in the area.