In spring this year, ARMS received a grant from the Pacific Salmon Foundation to monitor the health of a newly constructed channel in Pitt Meadows for overwintering salmonid species. ARMS coordinated training for Katzie youth to assist in monitoring the channel. This compensation p
Work started on the 17th September at the Coniagas Ranches to create additional overwintering habitat for salmonid species. ARMS will be in charge of site and administration project management, working in conjunction with DFO, Katzie First Nations, Mission Contractors, and Unicorn
Last summer, with funding from BC Hydro’s Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans retrofitted a channel that had been created over 15 years ago to increase coho habitat in the Alouette Watershed (see Fall 2011 newsletter). In early March this
ARMS periodically goes out to Farmer’s Markets, or other community events such as Earth Day and Webster’s Corner celebration. We need volunteers to spread the word about how they can help their streams! Please call us if you would like to join our team!
Learn all about your native plants, and plants that are trying to take over. We remove things like knotweed, Himalayan blackberry, English ivy and periwinkle from the forest and riparian areas and replace it with our native trees and shrubs.
By using GPS and other measuring tools, we map the stream and the shape and distance, throughout the years. This data tells us whether or not the stream is “moving”. I also gives us a proper definition as to where we are gathering data, so we can accurately record data from the same
We test the water for Oxygen levels, PH levels, Turbidity and we do a temperature comparison between 2 points, or during different times of the day. When all the data is compiled, we are given a record of the Water Quality of that stream.