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NEWS

2 || CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER || WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 ENVIRONMENT

Only piece of coastal wetland habitat now fully protected NEIL CAMERON COURIER-ISLANDER

The only major piece of coastal wetland habitat on

a 250 kilometre stretch of Vancouver Island has been secured with the recent purchase of 165 acres of the

n o s r e P r Rive

Salmon River estuary. That purchase, coupled with about 256 acres owned by the Nature Trust and

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Duck Unlimited, will ensure the survival of vital habitat for a variety of fish and fowl. The $170,000 project was one of four recently announced under BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. Three other projects getting funds from FWCP are Grilse Creek on the Salmon River, improved fish passage on the Salmon River diversion and an $87,000 boost to the Buttle Lake Supplementation Marmot Recovery Foundation. FWCP funds are provided by BC Hydro and managed in a partnership with the Province of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and the public to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by the creation of BC Hydro dams. “In BC, we are blessed to have hydroelectric facilities that generate clean power,” said Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines. “This electricity is the backbone of our economy. It is our responsibility to ensure our resources are cared for and preserved. This year alone, more than $7 million will go towards protecting fish and wildlife in areas with hydroelectric operations, through more than 80 individual projects.” The Salmon River Estuary is the only significant area of coastal

Fish passage past the Salmon Diversion will probably be on the right side of the diversion dam seen above looking up river. (Photo by Neil Cameron) coho adult migration below and above the Salmon River diversion dam. Fish passage improvements for the Salmon River Diversion Dam have been approved with the goal of scheduled completion by fall 2015. The Vancouver Island Marmot – Buttle Lake Supplementation Marmot Recovery Foundation is in its final year of a threeyear project. During 2012 and 2013, more than 30 captive-bred, and 20 wildborn marmots were translocated to eight sites in the Buttle Lake area. At least four sites now have fledgling colonies with multiple marmots remaining onsite for two years or more; and successful reproduction has occurred at three of those sites. The goal of this year’s project is to evaluate the effectiveness of new release techniques for the Vancouver Island marmot.

wetland habitat located on a relatively steep and rugged stretch of coastline from Campbell River to the network of estuaries on the Quatsino lowlands of Vancouver Island. The acquisition includes several intertidal areas of the Salmon River Estuary, which provide critical foraging, rearing and roosting habitat for great blue heron, Northern pygmy owl, cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden. The $70,000 Grilse Creek project will repair, maintain and build new fish habitat upstream of the Salmon River Diversion to provide rearing and holding habitat for steelhead, coho and resident trout of all life stages. A minimum of 18 main-stem large woody debris (LWD) sites will be built or repaired in the lower portions of Grilse Creek. There will also be $36,000 used for the assessment of distribution of 2014 brood

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Campbell River Guides at a Glance

TIDES OF THE WEEK

2014-05-16 1:38 AM .................. 10.46 feet 2014-05-16 5:55 AM ..................13.51 feet 2014-05-16 1:03 PM .................... 1.77 feet 2014-05-16 8:04 PM .................. 14.47 feet 2014-05-17 2:44 AM ................... 10.62 feet 2014-05-17 6:38 AM ..................13.32 feet 2014-05-17 1:46 PM .....................1.83 feet 2014-05-17 8:52 PM ..................14.59 feet 2014-05-18 3:49 AM .................. 10.62 feet 2014-05-18 7:25 AM .................12.95 feet 2014-05-18 2:33 PM ....................2.28 feet 2014-05-18 9:42 PM ..................14.63 feet 2014-05-19 4:57 AM ................... 10.38 feet 2014-05-19 8:19 AM .................. 12.37 feet 2014-05-19 3:21 PM .....................3.09 feet 2014-05-19 10:34 PM .................14.63 feet

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2014-05-20 6:04 AM ...................9.82 feet 2014-05-20 9:23 AM ................. 11.65 feet 2014-05-20 4:11 PM ....................4.20 feet 2014-05-20 11:25 PM .................14.64 feet 2014-05-21 7:08 AM ....................8.93 feet 2014-05-21 10:47 AM ................. 10.97 feet 2014-05-21 5:03 PM ....................5.49 feet 2014-05-22 12:16 AM .................14.66 feet 2014-05-22 8:07 AM ................... 7.79 feet 2014-05-22 12:29 PM .................10.69 feet 2014-05-22 5:56 PM ....................6.82 feet 22014-05-23 1:04 AM ..............14.69 feet 2014-05-23 9:01 AM ....................6.53 feet 2014-05-23 2:02 PM ...................11.00 feet 2014-05-23 6:50 PM ....................8.07 feet 2014-05-24 1:51 AM .................14.68 feet

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Campbell River to Quadra Island & Back Leaves Campbell River

6:40am 7:30am 8:30am 9:25am

10:25amDC 11:25am 12:25pm 1:25pm

2:45pm 3:40pm 4:40pm 5:45pm

7:00pm 7:55pm 8:55pm 9:55pm

Leaves Quadra Island

10:55pm

(Fri & Sat only)

Nanaimo (Departure Bay) Horseshoe Bay May 15, 2014 - June 24, 2014 Leave Leave Horseshoe Bay Departure Bay

6:20 am 8:30 am 10:40 am 05/19 only 12:00 am 12:50 pm select days only 2:10 pm 3:10 pm select days only 4:20 pm Quadra Island to Cortes Island & Back 5:20 pm Leaves Quadra Island Leaves Cortes Island 06/20 only 6:30 pm 9:05am 1:05pm 5:10pm 7:50am 11:50am 4:05pm 7:30 pm 11:05amDC 3:20pm 6:45pm 9:50am 1:50pmDC 5:55pm select days only 8:30 pm 9:30 pm Note: No 9:05 am or 7:50am Sundays. No passengers Tues. 06/22 only 10:40 pm 11:05 pm & 1:50pm - DANGEROUS CARGO SAILING.

6:15am 9:55am 2:15pm 6:30pm 10:55pm 7:05am 10:55am 3:15pm 7:25pm (Fri & Sat only) 8:00am 11:55am 4:10pmDC 8:25pm 9:00am 12:55pm 5:15pm 9:25pm DC No passengers Tues. - DANGEROUS CARGO SAILING.

6:20 am am 8:30 am 10:40 am select days only 12:00 am 12:50 pm select days only 2:10 pm 3:10 pm select days only 4:20 pm 5:20 pm 06/22 only 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 05/19 only 7:45

Nanaimo (Duke Point) Tsawassen April 17, 2013 - June 24, 2014 Leave Leave Duke Point Tsawassen • 5:15 am * 7:45 am 10:15 am 12:45 pm 3:15 pm ~ 5:45 pm + 8:15 pm + 10:45 pm

• 5:15 am * 7:45 am 10:15 am 12:45 pm 3:15 pm ~ 5:45 pm + 8:15 pm +10:45 pm

Daily except: • Sat, Sun and Jan 1; * Sun and Jan 1; ~ Saturday; +Sat and Jan 1

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May 21, 2014 issue of the Campbell River Courier-Islander

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