Improving Fish Passsage at Alouette Dam

Improving Sockeye Passage at Alouette Dam

The Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) will receive $137,977 from the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program for a multi-partner project to explore feasibility of fish passage at the Alouette Dam in 2017 – 2018.

The Alouette River Sockeye Re-anadromization Program is a joint initiative between the Katzie First Nation, ARMS, BC Hydro, Ministry of Environment, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, BC Corrections and local stakeholders, to promote the re-establishment of anadromous Alouette Sockeye and investigate the feasibility of fish passage at the Alouette Dam.

This project was approved by FWCP for funding for year one of a multi-year plan to address remaining uncertainties in the feasibility of Alouette Sockeye Restoration. This project includes a 2017 review of the Alouette River Sockeye Re-anadromization Program; estimating habitat capacity for spawners; monitoring smolt outmigration; and monitoring adult returns.