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January 28, 2009

B.C. Fish Habitat Profoundly Impacted by Shoddy Roads

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The Forest Pracrices Board board investigated 1,100 road crossings in 19 watersheds and found that only 42 per cent were designed and built in a way that allow fish to pass through. Even in streams considered "important or critical" fish habitat, more than one in four road crossings blocked fish movement.

In the Campbell-Memekay watershed north of Campbell River, the board found that almost one-third of road crossings of important or critical streams blocked fish migration.

LINK (Via: The Times Colonist)

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Roderick Haig-Brown is rolling in his grave. The specific region mentioned in that article ,the Campbell-Memekay watershed, would have been his old stompin' grounds up in Campbell River.

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