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

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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 of known sensitive habitat types by life stage, potential limiting factors to chinook production and proposed habitat based measures to address these limiting factors and to maintain freshwater productivity. This project also includes the development of a preliminary list of habitat indicators for further discussion and implementation as part of a long term habitat status Monitoring Plan for the Cowichan watershed.

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