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Skeena Sockeye Habitat Atlas: Asitika CU

Map 3 from the Atlas of Sockeye High Value Habitat in the Skeena Watershed. The atlas is one of several products prepared in 2010 by Ecotrust Canada for the Habitat Subcommittee of the Skeena Watershed Initiative to compile and share existing sockeye salmon habitat data. The atlas focuses on displaying high-value freshwater habitat for recognized […]

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An Upstream Battle: declines in 10 Pacific salmon stocks and solutions for their survival

Executive Summary This report profiles the current status and trends of 10 examples of salmon stocks in British Columbia that are considered to be in a severe state of decline. (There are many others.) These stocks were selected because they are geographically located within a region where a number of stocks of that species are […]

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Skeena Sockeye Habitat Atlas: Bear CU

Map 7 from the Atlas of Sockeye High Value Habitat in the Skeena Watershed. The atlas is one of several products prepared in 2010 by Ecotrust Canada for the Habitat Subcommittee of the Skeena Watershed Initiative to compile and share existing sockeye salmon habitat data. The atlas focuses on displaying high-value freshwater habitat for recognized […]

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Skeena Sockeye Habitat Atlas: Babine CU

Map 6 from the Atlas of Sockeye High Value Habitat in the Skeena Watershed. The atlas is one of several products prepared in 2010 by Ecotrust Canada for the Habitat Subcommittee of the Skeena Watershed Initiative to compile and share existing sockeye salmon habitat data. The atlas focuses on displaying high-value freshwater habitat for recognized […]

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

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 are now being built and planned, province-wide. The rush for run-of-river power has prompted numerous questions–from anglers, kayakers, hunters, […]

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Floodplains, flooding, and salmon rearing habitats in British Columbia: A review

Abstract The purpose of this review paper was to examine the relationships between floodplains, flooding, and juvenile salmon habitats. A wide range of topics were explored, these include; defining and characterizing fish habitats and floodplains; explaining flooding and hydrological processes; outlining fish behaviours, diets, and ecology. The potential impacts of forestry, agriculture, and urban development […]

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Ecosystem Overview: Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA)

Abstract This report provides an overview of physical and biological ecosystems in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA). PNCIMA is one of several Large Ocean Management Areas created for ecosystem based management of human use in marine areas by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. PNCIMA includes the Pacific coast of British Columbia from the […]

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The Nass Area: Cumulative Pressures on Salmon Habitat (Summary Report Cards)

This report is a collection of 22 map-based habitat report cards, one for each salmon Conservation Unit (CU) in the Nass Area. These report cards are the product of a broad-scale evaluation of the current extent and intensity of pressures on salmon spawning, rearing, and migratory habitats as well as the cumulative risks to these habitats. This type […]