Surrey Bend Habitat Enhancement Project (2014 – 2019)
The Surrey Bend Habitat Enhancement Project was led by the Province of BC and includes significant improvements to salmon-bearing habitat on the Fraser River and improved public access through Surrey Bend Regional Park.
The project establishes fish-rearing and over-wintering habitat for Coho and Chinook salmon in a productive area of Parsons Channel on the Fraser River and includes 2.1 km of tidal channels, over 39,000 new plantings, the construction of two bridges (including a pedestrian bridge), and the removal of invasive species including hardhack.
23 workers were involved from the six participating First Nations communities, with seven employees immediately retained for continued work on other projects. This is the first completed project managed by the FNFLF and represents a successful collaboration with several levels of government.