Salmon (and Steelhead) Need Trees

A new study stands as a striking reminder that logging watersheds has an outsized impact on salmon and trout.

Led by Kyle Wilson at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, the study looked at the successes and failures of five species of salmonids in the Keogh River (called Giyuxw by the local Kwakiutl First Nation) on northern Vancouver Island. For steelhead trout, the salmonid Wilson and his colleagues had the most data for, the problems the fish faced in the BC river hit the population just as hard as the challenges they faced out at sea.

LINK (via Hakai Magazine)

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