Race to save sockeye salmon in northern B.C. after landslide threatens First Nations and commercial harvest

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Author: 
Brandi Morin
Source: 
National Observer

Federal and provincial officials are working non-stop with local First Nations near Big Bar, north of Lillooet, B.C. to save sockeye salmon after a major landslide in the Fraser Canyon.

The landslide is in a remote area and happened sometime last fall, but it wasn’t discovered until mid-June via satellite imagery.

A high-speed waterfall caused by the rockslide is making it difficult for Chinook and sockeye salmon to reach spawning grounds.

Read the full story here. 

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