I thought I'd share some photos of a fish weir I designed and built on the River Koeye in B.C. Canada last spring. The Koeye is one of the few unlogged watersheds on the west coast of B.C. It's a unique and intact ecosystem full of grizzly bears, wolves and salmon. The project was a collaboration between Hakai Beach Institute, a scientific research organization for whom I work and Qqs Project Society, a Heiltsuk First Nation nonprofit organization supporting youth, culture and environment. First Nations people on the Northwest Coast built weirs (basically picket fences) and fish traps on salmon rivers as a means of harvesting returning fish. However, they have not been used in Bella Bella for close to 100 years. The main goal of this project was to count the returning sockeye run for scientific study but it turn out to be a quite the bushcraft project!