SEHAB site visit to see the repairs being done to the damaged Bonaparte Fishway in the BC interior.
Quite the project in a difficult area to access and work in! The fishway enables passage for fish to about 120 kilometers of river upstream of these rapids.
SEHAB is the Salmonid Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. These volunteers meet three times a year to gather comments and advice from stewardship groups across BC and share them with DFO Regional HQ.
These Google Earth images are of the approximate area in BC (near Logan Lake) that I saw in a recent presentation. When you think of the impacts of losing all that forest cover on watersheds and downstream communities. . .
Same area, one shot from 1984 the other 2016.
The presenter was adamant that flooding in interior communities was not mostly due to climate change as some claim, but mostly due to poor forestry practices.
When you take all the trees, there’s no transpiration of precipitation, and nothing to slow down runoff.
Yes we need forestry jobs, but this does not appear to be a good way to save either the environment or the economy.