Thursday, October 4, 2012
Landmark Victory for Skeena Sockeye!
In the latest issue of the Osprey we brought you an article on the perils of a proposed mine in the Morrison Lake watershed. The Morrison is a tributary of Babine Lake, BC's largest sockeye producer, and is home to an abundant and ecologically unique sockeye population. Despite a troubling recent history of steamrolling projects through, the BC Ministry of Environment denied Pacific Booker Minerals an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the proposed mine citing the unacceptable risks posed by the mining project. This is a huge victory for the Skeena watershed and a rare and precious victory for wild salmon in British Columbia lately.