Along the Fraser: Saving a marsh for salmon fry

By JACK EMBERLY January 28, 2016
It’s not an assault on fish habitat, but it looks like it from the road.
Mounds of freshly excavated dirt, the deep tracks of earth movers, vegetation uprooted in a marsh across the Lougheed Highway from Silvermere Lake, near Mission. I’ve watched scoots dive for sunfish here under the critical eye of eagles perched in nearby cottonwoods, and noted the coming and going of river otters. I’d hoped it would be protected to overwinter salmon fry.“That’s our goal,” says Natasha Cox, of the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition. Read more

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