This past Monday, Edith and Rhonda took Peter-Ann and I out on a walk of the North Loop Trail and taught us how to use GPS's and take field notes. Here are some of the neat ecology we saw:
The WestBarr log sort in the Central Estuary has been recently decommissioned and is currently undergoing restoration. Bulldozers and machinery are working hard at lowering the soil level and creating new tidal channels. On Tuesday, March 10th roughly 500 plants were delivered from a nursery in Abbotsford, containing native species such as Black Hawthorn, Hardhack, Salmonberry, cedars, and Sitka Spruce. We managed to get roughly 200 plants in before the much needed rains came Wednesday and Thursday!
Maria Yasel is an Environmental Science undergraduate student at Quest University in Squamish. For the month of March she has teamed up with the SRWS to aid with the WestBarr log sort restoration and to develop a natural capital evaluation of the Squamish Estuary