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A black bear tears open a salmon in the stream.

Biodiversity matters: diversity of salmon species is more important to black bears than simply the total amount of salmon

Biodiversity matters.  New research published today by Raincoast, Spirit Bear Research Foundation and The University of Victoria shows that the diversity of salmon species is more important to black bears than simply the total amount of salmon available.  This is further evidence that maintaining salmon species diversity is key to ensuring terrestrial wildlife – like black bears …

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Dave holds up a Chinook fry from the Fraser river delta.

Another beauty day for sampling in the Fraser estuary

Another beauty day for sampling in the Fraser estuary! Here is a juvenile Chinook we captured in the eelgrass with deltaport in the background. Structures like the port causeway impact the natural migration pathways that juvenile salmon need to reach important habitats in the estuary. @jackhall437 @mistymacduffee @raincoastconservation

80 stream type Chinook like this beauty…

Today was amazing! Caught more than 80 stream type Chinook like this beauty, first time ever catching these in large numbers!! Usually we catch ocean-type Chinook only a few months old but these stream type Chinook rear in freshwater for a whole year before moving to the ocean!

Fraser River meanders down the Fraser Valley through the Sto:Lo Nation

The gravel reach

In addition to the Fraser River estuary our conservation interests extend into what is often termed the gravel reach. This area is important habitat for salmonids and many other species. We are now working to…

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