Conflicts Between Agriculture and Salmon in the Eastern Fraser Valley

Agriculture operations in the eastern Fraser Valley have resulted in substantial reductions in stream, wetland and riparian areas. The current intensification of agriculture operations continues to reduce aquatic habitat and put the area’s fisheries values at risk. Action is needed to conserve remaining aquatic habitat. The report gives credit to government agencies for initiating environmental farm plans. The report recommends more systematic application of those environmental farm plans, the purchase of key aquatic habitat, and amongst other measures, the provision of tax incentives to farmers for preservation of riparian habitat.