‘A lost run’: logging and climate change decimate steelhead in B.C. river

The Olympic Peninsula is not the only place where steelhead runs are teetering on the edge of extinction.

Both summer and winter run steelhead used to fill the Gold River on Vancouver Island in the thousands and steelhead were once a reliable food fish for Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. But, like salmon, steelhead numbers have plummeted in recent years.

When zero fish showed up for a winter count, their absence hinted at a much larger story of how and why this species is disappearing throughout the province.

LINK (via: The Narwhal)

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