Ambitious habitat restoration project

A researcher's two hands hold up a plastic bag with salmon in the foreground, while behind marsh, water, and blue sky stretches out.

Photo by Alex Harris/ Raincoast Conservation.

In March of 2019, we began phase one of an ambitious habitat restoration project in the Fraser River Estuary. ⠀

We created three 50m breaches in the Steveston Jetty to allow juvenile salmon access to marshy habitat. ⠀

To sample the effectiveness of the breaches, we worked with specially designed nets that funnel fish through an opening where they are caught, identified, measured and released.

On 13 sampling days during spring/summer of 2019 we captured 454 juvenile salmon. It worked!⠀

Stay tuned for the next phases of this restoration project. You can get updates through for our mailing list.

Photo by Alex Harrris.

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