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web_Salmon_Soc_Logo_apr12Salute to the Sockeye 2014 a HUGE Success!

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

FreshetThe 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

Canada Geese goslings & Common Merganser ducklings

log hopping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle

 

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 17th-Wildflower season

Violet

Violet

Along the Phil Rexin trail many different wildflowers were in bloom. The sights and smells were delightful.

Solomon's-seal

Solomon’s-seal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Rexin trail wild flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnica

Arnica

Hooker's Fairybells

Hooker’s Fairybells

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Lilies

Chocolate Lilies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 25th Haldane Elementary School in Chase and Salmon Society members participated in the re-vegetation project in Roderick Haldane Tree plantingHaig-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.

Seedling

 

Glen teaching

 

 

 

 

 

John advice continues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

 

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.

Cottonwood Channel

Cottonwood Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bridge is another good fry viewing location

The bridge is another good fry viewing location

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Salmon fry

Salmon fry

Salmon fry- ready to hide under the gravel

Salmon fry- ready to hide under the gravel

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Beaver logging

Beaver logging

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

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