As part of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Highway 7 Silverdale to Nelson Four Laning project, habitat compensation efforts to improve salmon habitat within the Stave River, Chester Creek and Silverdale Creek watersheds will be completed in the 2020 Instream Fisheries Window.
This habitat compensation restoration work has been guided by a working group comprised of representatives from the District of Mission, Kwantlen First Nation, Matsqui First Nation, Seabird Island First Nation, the Leq’a mel First Nation, the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and the Stave Valley Salmonid Enhancement Society.
There are three aspects of this project:
- Creating and restoring salmon channel construction. This is funded by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as part of the habitat compensation project.
- Trail and boardwalk upgrade. This is funded by the District of Mission
- Tree planting, bioengineering and herbivory guarding. This is funded by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as part of the habitat compensation project.
Read the full release from Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition to find out more.