Attributes of the Salmon River Watershed
These maps come from a powerpoint presentation given by Marvin Rosenau from the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program at BCIT to the Township of Langley on Oct. 28, 2013 and the Land Use Analysis of the Salmon River Watershed project conducted in 2001.
The Salmon River watershed was selected in 1980 for special study in regard to salmonid enhancement. The Salmon River is one of the few remaining productive systems in the Lower Fraser Valley and on the leading edge of urban and agricultural development. It is in danger of significant habitat degradation. The watershed has undergone significant land use changes over the past 50 years, moving towards more and smaller farms and larger urban developments. The Land Use Analysis project quantified land use changes and identified “hot spots” that have a potential for affecting water quality in the Salmon River.