Wild Salmon Policy – Strategy 2: Fish Habitat Status for the Somass-Sproat-Stamp-Ash Watershed

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Summary The Somass Watershed was selected as part of a pilot program to test the protocols outlined in the document "Canada's Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon: Stream, Lake, and Estuarine Habitat Indicators" (Stalberg et al 2009).…

Bedwell River Habitat Status Report

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Executive Summary The Bedwell River was chosen by DFO as one of the priority watersheds for Strategy 2 implementation of the Wild Salmon Policy. Strategy 2 outlines steps for the assessment of habitats within the different conservation units.…

Life History Habitat Requirement Information

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Description A set of documents describing the life history requirements of pacific salmon species. Information about each salmon group is contained in (1) a synopsis, (2) a spreadsheet that lists acceptable values for various habitat parameters,…

Canada’s policy for conservation of wild pacific salmon: stream, lake, and estuarine habitat indicators

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Abstract Strategy 2 of the Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) requires an assessment of habitats associated with salmon Conservation Units (CUs) within the Pacific Region. Habitats that support or limit salmon production within CUs are to be identified…

Application of the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network and reference condition approach to Canada’s Pacific Wild Salmon Policy

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Abstract The strategy for implementing Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Pacific Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) will involve the selection of indicators to assess the quantity and quality of fish habitat. Environment Canada's Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring…

Literature review of habitat productivity models for Pacific salmon species

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Abstract A literature review was undertaken for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to develop a template for habitat status reports as part of the Conservation Unit reporting requirements under the Wild Salmon Policy. The objective…

Cowichan River Fall Chinook Habitat Status Report: May 2, 2010 Draft Report

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Description The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive review of the freshwater habitat status of the Cowichan River as outlined by the Wild Salmon Policy. Key elements of this Habitat Status Report includes the identification…

Conservation Unit overview maps in PDF format

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Description An online folder containing maps that show the Conservation Unit boundary and fish counting sites for each pacific salmon Conservation Unit.

Harrison River Watershed Habitat Status Report

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Description Fisheries and Oceans Canada adopted the Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) for the conservation of wild Pacific Salmon in 2005, with the overall goal of restoring and maintaining healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats. Strategy…

Results of a peer review workshop on the draft report “Canada’s policy for conservation of wild Pacific salmon: proposed stream, lake, and estuarine habitat indicators; 15-16 January, 2009”

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Abstract A workshop to allow peer review discussion of DFO's draft report "Canada's Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon: Proposed Stream, Lake, and Estuarine Habitat Indicators" was held in Vancouver, BC, on January 15-16, 2009. Strategy…

Habitat Status Report for the Sarita River Watershed, Vancouver Island, BC

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Description The goals of Canada's Wild Salmon Policy (DFO, 2005) are to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats by safeguarding the genetic diversity of wild salmon populations, maintaining habitat and…