Skeena Salmon Habitat Report Cards: Chinook, Coho, Pink, Chum, and River Sockeye Salmon
This project presents a broad-scale evaluation of the relative vulnerability of Skeena Chinook, coho, pink, chum, and river-type sockeye salmon to regional habitat threats and pressures. This project builds on a previous Skeena Salmon Program project to assess lake-type sockeye habitat. The methodology is similar to the approach recently employed by DFO for southern BC Chinook, but modified to make the best use of data available for Skeena salmon.
The products of this project include:
- Habitat report cards showing habitat pressures within individual Skeena salmon CUs:
- Chinook: Ecstall, Kalum (early), Kalum (late), Lakelse, Lower Skeena, Middle Skeena Mainstem Tributaries, Middle Skeena Large Lakes, Sicintine, Upper Bulkley, Upper Skeena, Zymoetz.
- Coho: Lower Skeena, Middle Skeena, Upper Skeena.
- Pink: Lower Skeena (odd years), Middle-Upper Skeena (odd years), Middle-Upper Skeena (even years), Nass-Skeena Estuary (even years).
- Chum: Lower Skeena, Middle Skeena, Upper Skeena.
- River-type Sockeye: Skeena River, Skeena River - High Interior.
- Or download all report cards at once as a single (very large!) pdf file.
- Supplementary 'Skeena Estuary' report card. The Skeena Estuary provides important habitat for all Skeena salmon CUs.
- Supplementary 'Skeena River Basin' report card showing habitat information that cannot be clearly associated with an individual CU.
- Full project report describing methods and summarizing the results of the analysis. The report includes comparisons of relative habitat pressures across and between CUs and a discussion of key data gaps.
Similar habitat report cards for are also available Skeena lake-type sockeye salmon.
April 2013 through December 2013