Skimlik Project

Between February 18, 2011 and March 31, 2011, Kynoch Resources of Bella Coola, BC completed an
overview watershed assessment and detailed GPS mapping, of creek channels within the Skimlik Creek
Watershed (Watershed Code not assigned; MOE, 2011) and the stream channel of the creek locally
referred to as Dump Creek (Watershed Code not assigned; MOE, 2011), located in the lower Bella Coola
River watershed. More specifically these streams are tributaries to Thorsen Creek within the Bella Coola
Valley, British Columbia. Funding and support for this project was made available from grants provided by
Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada / BC program to advance Watershed Planning, with
additional support from the DFO Central Coast Community Advisor. The project was administered through
the Bella Coola Watershed Conservation Society (BCWCS). Kynoch Resources and subcontractors
completed the field work, data collection, analysis and presentation under contract to BCWCS.



Project Background & Scope


Between 2004 and 2008, the BCWCS undertook comprehensive Watershed Based Fish
Sustainability Planning (WBFSP) for the Bella Coola River Watershed, creating comprehensive
Stage II and Stage III watershed planning reports (BCWCS, 2007 and Kynoch Resources, 2008)
to identify opportunities and lay out a framework for addressing these opportunities. The WBFSP
Stage II and Stage III reports identified mapping as priority items for streams within the Bella
Coola Valley. Owing to poor or non-existent line-work on TRIM and TRIM II map sheets, it was
determined in 2008 that BCWCS undertake small project mapping using ground-truthed GPS
coverage and existing orthographically corrected


Kynoch Resources drew on a project team of local technicians and biologists to complete ecological field
components, map data collection, map production and watershed reporting. The project team was comprised of
personnel with specific experience in the following personnel:

Where practical the project team used recognized methods of stream habitat classification, GIS mapping, and
data analysis, as described below; however, some methods were modified or streamlined specifically for this


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Skimlik Report


Skimlik Map

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