Environmental Restoration projects
Fish Habitat Restoration
Our fish habitat restoration work focuses on rebuilding and improving fish spawning grounds that have been damaged due to human activity or eroded over time. By improving spawning sites, these environmental projects aim to grow fish populations for future generations.
Community members participate in the assessment, planning and restoration phases of a fish habitat restoration project, in partnership with experts in biology and hydrology. Elder consultations are key to identifying historically active fish habitat and restoration sites. Local youth are hired and receive training to implement these environmental projects with expert guidance.
Before & After a Spawning Shoal Rebuild
Kebaowek First Nation
Water First Alumni
McKaylii trained with Water First through a two-year fish habitat restoration project. The project involved constructing three large walleye spawning shoals. Restoration sites were identified in consultation with community Elders, restoration biologists and Water First staff.