This stunning bird’s eye view shows the Cluxewe River estuary at the north east end of Vancouver Island, one of the 15 estuaries that The Nature Trust is monitoring as part of the Enhancing Estuary Resilience project.
The river travels 27km and drains into the Broughton Strait at the north east end of Vancouver Island. The Nature Trust of BC acquired 45ha in 1981 and worked cooperatively with the Province to establish the Cluxewe Wildlife Management Area in 2001 (total area 137ha).
This is the traditional territory of the Kwakiutl First Nation. The Nature Trust will be working with the Kwakiutl First Nation on this monitoring project. The five-year project aims to improve estuary habitat to enhance the long-term sustainability and health of wild BC fish stocks.
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