Squamish River Watershed Society Project Highlights...
1998-2002: The SRWS led the Squamish/Lillooet Rivers Watershed Partnership Group under Fisheries Renewal BC’s Salmonid Renewal Program. Under this program over 50 salmonid renewal projects were implemented in the region.
1999 – 2003: The SRWS developed the Habitat Conservation Stewardship Program from which the Lil’wat Fisheries Commission was created.
2001 – present: The SRWS is a participant in the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, a joint program run through BC Hydro, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Under this program the SRWS has helped construct over 20,000 linear meters of new salmon streams, and over 15,000m2 of new rearing and spawning salmon habitat.
1998 – present: The SRWS hosts and facilitates multi-stakeholder workshops and conferences on watershed management.
2005 – present: the SRWS develops and facilitates the Squamish Rivers Estuary Education Program to 500 elementary school kids annually. This program engages youth in SRWS restoration projects, and provides them with opportunities to become stewards of their local environment.
2008 - present: In partnership with the Sea to Sky Highway Investment group and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans the SRWS has been leading a five year post construction highway monitoring study that is assessing the impacts of highway 99 upgrades on local water courses.
2011 - present: The SRWS in partnership with the Ministry of Environment is establishing Red Legged Frog habitat in the Sea to Sky Corridor to compensate for lost habitat at Pine Crest from highway 99 upgrades. To date 8 ephemeral wetlands have been installed with plans for more to be developed.