Salmon habitat getting help from local projects

Salmon work their way upstream at Adams River. Two new projects will look at how to better protect salmon in the South Thompson and Thompson Rivers.

KAMLOOPS - Two new projects will look at how to better protect salmon in the South Thompson and Thompson Rivers.

The Fraser Basin Council will be conducting a single-year project to update the Strategic Fisheries Overview with current fisheries resource values for anadromous salmon along with new information on habitat threats and restoration work that could possibly be completed in the future.

The second project will look at natural disturbances along shorelines to identify habitat areas in need of protection.

Both projects are located along the South Thompson River and Thompson River and are targeting chum, pink, Chinook and sockeye salmon.

The federal government announced today, June 15, it would kick in more than $66,700 towards the projects.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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