Salmon River Habitat Risk Assessment (2018-2019)

The FNFLF Salmon River habitat risk assessment project assesses the biological risk posed by man-made and natural stressors acting on the salmon of the Salmon River in Langley BC. This assessment looks at risks and impacts to salmon throughout different habitats and life cycle phases. In partnership with the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance (LFFA), West Coast Aquatic and DFO, FNFLF implemented the Risk Assessment Methodology for Salmon (RAMS) to understand and assess the habitat risks posed to Salmon and their habitats in the Salmon River, and develop a habitat restoration and enhancement plan for the Salmon River Watershed.

RAMS is identified in the DFO Wild Salmon Policy as a key tool in the “risk assessment toolkit” to “identify management interventions to conserve, restore or enhance salmon conversion units of interests within a broader ecosystem”, and serves to “integrate climate and ocean information into annual salmon management processes” (Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Strategy, DFO, 2018).

This project was completed in March 2019. A report detailing the assessment process and outcomes was produced and is being used to inform future habitat enhancement, restoration and conservation activities of FNFLF.

See the executive summary here.

For more information, please contact info@fnfisherieslegacy.ca

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