Check out Jim’s latest two posts at Shuswap Passion – both great reads – as usual.
The First Nation traditional salmon fishery was sustainable (Oct 23 2014) looks at First Nation practices and the impact of commercial and governmental interference
As thousands of people flock to the Adams River to witness another major sockeye run, it is important to reflect on how salmon were fundamental to the lives of the Secwepemc people, as well as the early fur traders who depended on dried salmon to survive the winters. The traditional fishing methods used by the First Nations were both efficient and sustainable, unlike the fisheries that supported the large industrial canneries over 100 years ago.
Shuswap Lake pollution report leaves questions (Nov 7, 2014) reviews nutrient load and source in the Shuswap. Water quality is of primary importance to all.
It is a massive report, through a modeling exercise, that provides detailed data about the sources of nutrients that enter Shuswap Lake and yet it leaves many questions unanswered. Produced by the environmental consulting firm, Tri-Star, the 2014 SLIPP Water Quality Report examines tributaries, authorized point-source discharges, natural sources and all seepage sites to determine where there are major concerns that can be minimized through improved nutrient source management.
* Image from Jim’s blog and used with standing permission.