Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heart of the Fraser Campaign

The Fraser River in British Columbia is one of the worlds most productive salmon rivers. Between Mission and Hope BC lies a particularly productive reach of the Fraser, what is commonly referred to as the Fraser River Gravel Reach. The area represents some of the most intact, functioning floodplain river in Southern BC and produces millions of salmon in odd years when pink salmon return en masse to spawn. It also supports Chum Salmon, and a huge variety of other aquatic and riparian biodiversity. Currently there is not a well formulated plan for protecting this critical reach of the Fraser and with populations growing in the Lower Mainland there is a glaring need for protecting this unique area. A coalition of the groups have formed with the goal of advocating for much needed protections on the Lower Fraser. Check out their website for more information on the effort.

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