Skeena River Watershed: Salmon Habitat Report Cards (Lake Sockeye)
This project presents a broad-scale evaluation of the relative vulnerability of Skeena lake-type sockeye salmon to regional habitat threats and pressures. The project’s approach is adapted from a similar overview of habitat pressures recently completed by DFO for southern BC Chinook, but modified to make the best use of data available for Skeena sockeye.
The products of this project include:
- Habitat report cards showing habitat pressures within individual Skeena lake-type sockeye CUs: Alastair, Aldrich, Asitika, Atna, Azuklotz, Babine, Bear, Bulkley, Club Lake, Damshilgwit, Dennis, Ecstall/Lower, Gitanyow (Kitwancool), Johanson, Johnston, Kitsumkalum, Kluatantan, Kluayaz, Lakelse, Maxan, McDonell, Morice, Motase, Nilkitkwa, Onerka, Sicintine, Slamgeesh, Spawning, Stephens, Sustut, Swan, Tahlo/Morrison (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 Skeena sockeye CUs and a discussion of key data gaps.
Similar habitat report cards for are also available for Skeena Chinook, pink, chum, coho, and river-type sockeye salmon.
September 2012 through August 2013