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Chilko River Trout, Salmon, and other interesting tidbits about the Chilko Watershed

Pacific Salmon Need Your Help

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:31
Posted by Karen McLean

Chilko Sockeye Salmon

 If not now, when? If not us, who?” 

Chilko River and Lake is an important spawning and rearing habitat for Sockeye, Chinook, and Coho Salmon, as well as steelhead, Rainbow, Bulltrout, Dolly Varden, and Rocky Mountain Whitefish. The health of the Chilko is dependent on the keystone species of salmon that spawn and rear here.

A Chilko River Ermine

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 22:06

Ermine, (Mustela eminea)

This little Ermine came to visit our front deck. It looks pretty cute, even a little cuddly.  Don’t be fooled by its size, they are bold, curious, and are quite ferocious.

Nature gives every species special gifts to protect themselves in the wilds. In this case the Ermine turns white in the winter enabling it to blend in with its snowy environment.  In the summer it turns a silky chocolate brown with a tan underbelly.

Acoustic Tagging Chilko Sockeye

Submitted by admin on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:53

Acoustic Tagging of Chilko Sockeye Salmon Smolt

Technology brings wonderful advances to science and one of the greatest new gadgets is Acoustic Transmitters (or tags). What makes them so great?  It allows scientist to track our fish and identify migration patterns.  It allows us to learn about our wild fish, how they travel, where they go, and more importantly what we can change in our own environment so we don’t get in the way of theirs.   

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