The Nootka Sound Watershed Society


  The Gold River Watershed Committee was formed in February of 2000. The Nootka / Kyuquot Stewardship Coordinator funded by the Habitat Conservation Stewardship Program of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and hired by the Nuu-chah-nulth / West Coast Aquatic Management Society (formerly know as the Regional Aquatic Management Society {RAMS}), initiated the process to form the committee based on input from local residents and local governments. A need to deal with issues surrounding fish and fish habitat in the Nootka Sound area was identified from this input. This committee was created to deal with these issues. The committee uses consensus to reach decisions. To date we have been successful in creating the Stream Keepers Society, Shore Keepers Group, Nootka Sound River Stewards Society, and providing input into various projects going on in our area. We have coordinated all the existing groups in our area along with the newly formed groups whose objectives are similar to our own, to work towards enhancing/protecting/restoring the priority watersheds defined by the committee. We continually meet on the last Wednesday of every month except July, August and December at a predetermined place (7:00 PM). It is at these meetings that we solve or work towards solving issues that arise locally. Meetings are open to the general public.

  On February 26, 2004 the Gold River Watershed Committee became a registered society and is now named the Nootka Sound Watershed Society. The society now follows “Roberts Rules of Order” and the “Society Act” to make all decisions.

  On May 25, 2005 the Nootka Sound Watershed Society developed a new Terms of Reference and reverted back to a consensus based decision making society.

Help us Help you – your donation to the Nootka Sound Watershed Society goes directly towards salmon enhancement in Nootka Sound supporting our local communities and resources.
Please note that we are not a registered charity therefore can not issue tax receipt.