Tranquil Creek Restoration

The degradation of freshwater habitat from forestry operations is believed to be a leading factor in the decline of Chinook populations in Tranquil Creek, Clayoquot Sound. Chinook populations along the west coast of Vancouver Island are declining, yet the problem is particularly acute in Clayoquot Sound. Tranquil Chinook populations are believed to be at just 3% of their historic abundance. In-stream and riparian restoration works are proposed for the prime rearing and spawning habitat in Tranquil Creek. This project was designed to address specific high-risk limiting factors to production in the freshwater life stages. Historically, Tranquil was one of the largest Chinook runs in Clayoquot Sound. Habitat restoration in this watershed can significantly contribute to regional recovery strategies for Chinook in the WCVI conservation unit.