Dredging and Hazardous Large Woody Debris Trimming in the Gwa'yi (Kingcome) River and Estuary

Works have been proposed to improve navigational safety for Dzawada'enuxw First Nation small boat operators in the Gwa'yi (Kingcome) River and Estuary. Work during will involve dredging of sediment near the confluence of the Kingcome River and Pacific Ocean, and subsequent deposition in the subtidal area fronting the Kingcome delta. Concurrently, work to trim hazardous large woody debris will be conducted in the lower 6 km of the Kingcome River between U'kwa Nalis Village and the confluence with the Pacific Ocean. All works are scheduled to occur in the regional marine and estuarine winter Reduced Risk Work Window between November 15th, 2023, and February 15th, 2024.

Latest update

Indigenous Services Canada will not carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - November 30, 2023


Indigenous Services Canada
Rachelle Ormond, Senior Engineer
1138 Melville St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S3
Telephone: 604-363-0081
Email: rachelle.ormond3@sac-isc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Kingcome River and Estuary (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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