“165” Lia (@felinethropist) calls out the shoot density of sedges / vegetation cover in a 25cm by 25cm quadrant – characterizing habitat at our Fraser Salmon Project Fraser River sites – doing Raincoast science in the Salish Sea with Pacific Salmon Foundation and University of Victoria.
Beautiful grizzly we saw in Fjordlands on our recent Great Bear Rainforest expedition on the Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever.
So if hatcheries that fertilize eggs in buckets and raise fish in tanks only make the problem for wild salmon worse, how do we recover salmon? In a nutshell, we need to invest in habitat protection, habitat restoration, and far better decision-making at all levels of government to prioritize the resilience of species and ecosystems.
Pretty amazing exploring the river system that shaped @sea_palm into the nature nerd she has grown into, working as a streamkeeper before taking the training wheels off…