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: Chinook taking it on the snout in BC...

10-03-2001, 01:21 PM (

In this diagram, note the abuse that Vancouver Island and sunshine coast chinook have taken; I suspect that this is largely due to habitat loss from logging.

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10-04-2001, 12:40 AM
Count me in!!

10-11-2001, 09:59 AM

I would guess habitat loss due to the adverse effects of DAMS. It appears that much of the extinction area is Upper Sac, and Upper Columbia. We must recall that many of the original DAMS had been built without regard fish passage.


10-11-2001, 08:40 PM
Andre -

I agree with the upper sac as well as top reach of Columbia. I was referring to the surprising stat of "at risk" along Vancouver Island and the BC coast to the east of the island, which is the hotbed of coastal logging practices. As far as I know these are not dammed rivers(?)