Mountain Pine Beetle: Salmon are suffering too

Climate change, mountain pine beetles and salvage logging add to challenges facing BC’s spectacular Fraser salmon runs

The outbreak of mountain pine beetles across BC is unprecedented in both scale and impacts, and is making life harder for wild Pacific salmon. Over 60 per cent of the Fraser watershed is affected. Lost forest cover will significantly alter the watershed’s ecology, threatening salmon runs. Salvage of beetle-killed lumber will intensify the risks.


This brochure examines the effect of Mountain Pine Beetle on Pacific Salmon with the goal of educating the public about the issues.