Farming impacts on Langley river


Larry Pynn, reporter for the Vancouver Sun, and biologist Mike Pearson have been monitoring the impacts of farming practices on the Salmon River and Bertrand Creek.

“Has there been a net habitat loss? Clearly,” Pearson said. “The land area that the nursery gained has been secured. That’s the game with this kind of thing. Just do what’s necessary to get the sign-off.”

Probe  prompts some farmland owners to improve fish habitat
But, the article points out, there has been a net loss of habitat.
(Van. Sun, Dec. 29, 2014)

Minding the farm: Farm practices are clashing with the protection of fish habitats
(Van. Sun, June 7, 2014)

Fish & Farm: The problem with manure
(Van. Sun, June 9, 2014)

And here’s what’s happening upstream on the Salmon River:
Trenching of Salmon River through farmland exposes it to degradation
(Van. Sun, June 7, 2014)

The series continues…
Blame game in the mystery of the fish kill
(Van. Sun, June 10, 2014)

Paying farmers to maintain streamside vegetation
(Van. Sun, June 11, 2014)