From our Title Media Sponsor – Canadian Wildlife Federation (click on image to get the whole story)
October 3rd to 26th, 2014
Thank you to all our visitors, partners, and volunteers!
We couldn’t have done it without you!
The Adams River Salmon Society invites the world every four years to The Salute to the Sockeye festival held in the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park on the Adams River in Lee Creek, BC. The festival site is located in the main day-use area beside the Adams River. The spawning salmon may be viewed in many stretches of the river throughout the park. Thanks to the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band, Pacific Salmon Foundation, BC Parks, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and many many other sponsors and local business’ in and around the North Shuswap Lake for making this all possible.
The new viewing platform is located within 300 meters of the festival plaza along a well groomed walking trail. Please come check it during our seasonal operation! Before you visit please read this document for some useful advise- Tips for Salmon Watchers
Spring 2014 Update:
June 8th- Freshet
The Adams River spring freshet has arrived. The powerful nature of our river is on full display reminding us of its basic nature as an ever changing alluvial fan. When exploring the lush trails at the eastern end of the park (rivers mouth) you will quickly discover rubber boots are required. The Salmon Society would like to remind everyone hiking the trails to use extreme caution when approaching the river’s edge.
Canada Geese goslings & Common Merganser ducklings
May 17th-Wildflower season
Along the Phil Rexin trail many different wildflowers were in bloom. The sights and smells were delightful.
April 25th Haldane Elementary School in Chase and Salmon Society members participated in the re-vegetation project in Roderick Haig-Brown Park. The project is part of BC Parks extensive capital upgrade investment currently underway. With great enthusiasm the students mastered the technique of tree planting all in recognition of Earth Day 2014. After receiving professional instruction from the Environmental Technologist, Glenn Thiem, of Forsite and under the guidance of professional tree planters and Park Rangers the task was completed. The list of seedlings and plants includes Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Black Cottonwood, Trembling Aspen, Red Osier Dogwood, Douglas Maple, Nootka Rose, Soopalallie, Choke Cherry, Pacific Willow, Saskatoons, and Common Snow Berry. The Society would like to extend a special thank you to all the volunteers who took part.
April 23rd- Salmon Fry are always on the move. If you watch patiently and remain motionless you may be able to see them in the Cottonwood Channel at the eastern end of the Park.
April 1st– Salmon Fry were visible in the slow moving channels. The fry may be seen until the waters rise during the spring freshet taking place over the next few months depending on the weather. At that point the fry will be washed out to Shuswap Lake (the nursery lake) where they will live until spring 2015.
When coming to view the fish please remain on the designated trails. This is to prevent damage to the river banks creating erosion and harm to the surrounding riparian area.
North America’s largest rodents, the beavers, have been very busy chewing their way along the shorelines. Theirs is an important role as once the logs and branches are washed into the river it creates areas of protection and slows down the river’s current for the fish to use.
Signs of new life may be seen everywhere