ENVIRONMENTAL-CULTURAL PROTECTIONS NEEDED FOR THE COWICHAN RIVER AND COWICHAN RIVER PROVINCIAL PARK

 
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environmental-cultural protection needed

in Cowichan River Provincial Park

 

Cowichan River Provincial Park Users want BC Parks to know Environmental-Cultural Protections are needed in the park in order that the Cowichan Tribe maintain age-old cultural practices. The Cowichan River's designation as a Heritage River is due to the it's rich heritage interelationship with the Cowichan Tribes.

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traditional medicines

BC Parks users support protection, identification, monitoring and restoration of traditional use plants, roots, trees and medicines within the park.

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restoration of traditional fish populations

BC Parks users support the Cowichan Watershed Board in determining Cowichan Dam levels to be kept high enough to increase fish populations for river health and cultural sustainability of Cowichan Tribes as a priority over industry needs.

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WHY IS THE COWICHAN RIVER CLASSIFIED AS A HERITAGE RIVER?

archaeological sites and place names

BC Parks users support protection  and further identification of archaeological sites and cultural- historical sacred places within the park.