Studying summer Chinook in the Puntledge River Watershed
Tissue sampling for this study began in 2013. In total, 2,889 samples were successfully genotyped. There was no significant effect (p > 0.05) of parental return time on progeny return time. The retention of eggs from Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD) positive females for rearing will be an important factor contributing to the maintenance of genetic diversity in the hatchery population. Additional DNA sampling on 2019 returns may provide a more complete analysis for assessing heritability of run-timing, and improve understanding of the effects of parental Chinook return migration time and BKD status on their progeny. Aligns with the Puntledge River Watershed Action Plan as a Level 1 priority — “Research & Information Acquisition” action.
Conserving bats and their habitat in the Clowhom River Watershed Bats in the Clowhom River Watershed will benefit from 45 newly installed bat houses. A local maternity box cluster—used by more than 600 bats—has been […]
Studying Chinook and Bull Trout in the Bridge-Seton Watershed Electrofishing surveys conducted at 12 spatially distributed sites on the Yalakom River in the Bridge Seton River Watershed by Coldstream Ecology in October 2019, showed four […]
Restoring riparian habitat in the Puntledge River Watershed The restoration of a sawmill site along the Puntledge River is one step closer to being realized: new provincial funding will secure the purchase of the Kus-kus-sum […]