“Green” hydro power: understanding impacts, approvals, and sustainability of run-of river independent power projects in British Columbia

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Summary Since 2002, the provincial government has required that new sources of electricity come from the private sector. The most popular type of power project now being developed is "run-of-river" hydropower. Large numbers of these projects…

Pipelines and Salmon in Northern British Columbia

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Description In Northern B.C., the Upper Fraser, Skeena and Kitimat provide some of Canada's best salmon habitat. There are currently four proposed pipeline projects that would traverse these watersheds and potentially threaten the salmon they…

Workshop on the Cumulative Impacts on Salmon – February 17, 2012

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Workshop Purpose The purpose of the work planning session is to provide strategic direction to the Bulkley Valley Research Centre's "An integrated assessment of the cumulative impacts of climate change and industrial development on salmon in…

Habitat Report Cards: Skeena Estuary

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Description This habitat report card is part of a 2013 project that performed a broad-scale evaluation of the vulnerability of Skeena salmon Conservation Units (CUs) to regional habitat threats and pressures.  The project produced…

Coalbed Methane and Salmon: Assessing the Risks

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Executive Summary GW Solutions Inc. (GW Solutions) was commissioned by the Pembina Institute to prepare a preliminary assessment of potential impacts on salmon and salmon habitat of coalbed methane (CBM) development. The focus was specifically…