Healing Hiłsyaqƛis

Mark Wyatt (Filmmaker) | 2022 | 5 min.

2024 Official Selection

Hiłsyaqƛis (Tranquil Creek) is located within the traditional territory of the ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla‐o‐qui‐aht) First Nation approximately 20 km east of Tofino, in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. The sharp decline in wild Pacific salmonids in this watershed is not well understood and has sparked research, monitoring and habitat a restoration initiatives to address knowledge gaps and restore habitat in hopes of fostering a the recovery of wild fish populations within the Tranquil Watershed and contribute to the broader recovery of wild pacific salmon. The project was initiated in 2016 and is a direct partnership between Redd Fish and the ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht) First Nation. Funding support for the project has been provided in-part by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Ocean Outfitters with additional research funding provided by the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, and in-kind support from the Tofino Resort and Marina, Clayoquot Salmon Roundtable and the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

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