Saving the Fraser Salmon Migration

The Fraser River in British Columbia is host to one of the most important salmon runs in the world, where millions of salmon famously come each year to spawn. But this run has narrow margins, literally, as just one major landslide in the wrong place threatens to block the river and wipe out the entire Fraser salmon migration. Fortunately, First Nations community leaders along the Fraser have together with a group of researchers spent the last two years studying the Fraser in immense detail with the help of some high-flying tech to make sure we always have a plan in place when disaster strikes.

This episode is part of our series Bare Earth, where we set out to see what the bare-earth landscapes of our coast will reveal when seen from above—way, way above.

Published on Hakai.org in Fall 2022. Producer, editor, narrator.

 

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