Watershed Renewal Program
The Huu-ay-aht First Nations completed a framework for watershed renewal in April 2017, which outlined the short-term and long-term steps to revitalize the Sarita and Pachena watersheds. This work is intended to support fish and wildlife populations and cultural values for present and future generations.
The Huu-ay-aht Executive Council established the Uu-ah-thluk Watershed Renewal Technical Working Group in May 2017. More than 20 projects were initiated in 2017 to assess the status of salmon populations, stream and riparian habitats, and logging road conditions in priority areas.
Employment opportunities for Huu-ay-aht citizens and family members were also provided, with 11 citizens and three family members employed by LGL and Meridian Forest Services Ltd to work on these projects. This has allowed them to learn new skills and reconnect with Huu-ay-aht culture.
The reports below show work that has been done to renew and enhance fish and wildlife habitat in the Sarita, Pachena, and Sugsaw watersheds within the entire ḥahuułi for future generations.