5/03/2010

Big Trees, Big Salmon


"When the trees are gone the sky will fall and we and the salmon will be no more."
- Lummi Prophesy

Big trees and salmon go together. When one is affected the other is too. Salmon need cool, clear water and deep pools created by large logs. The surrounding trees benefit from the nutrients the spawned out and decaying salmon provide. If only we were as beneficial to trees and salmon, because we depend on both. A recently announced project will allow us to give a little back.

The Salmon Interpretive Centre project on Charters Creek will enhance the health of the salmon population as well as the health of the surrounding forest. Coho salmon spawn in this tree-shaded stream that flows into the Sooke River. The water flows from the watershed of Sheilds, Grassy and Crabapple Lakes in the Sooke Hills.

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