Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown)

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Park name has officially changed – May 2018

 

About This Park

Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown)

This is a fascinating place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in early October during the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. The Adams River has one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America.

Every fourth year is a “dominant” salmon run, with millions of fish to be seen (2014 and 2018 will be dominant runs). The Adams River Salmon Society coordinate the celebration known as the “Salute to the Sockeye” during the dominant years. The following years are “sub-dominant” runs of sockeye: 2015, 2019. These years often have substantial returns of sockeye and offer excellent viewing opportunities. During the last three weeks of October in years where there isn’t a “dominant” or “sub-dominant” return, a small number of salmon begin their spawning cycle. The best place to view spawning salmon will be on the new viewing platform approximately 300m west of the the parking lot.

Note that this park does not offer any camping facilities. The 26 km trail system is used for for hiking and mountain biking in summer and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Huihill Creek was recently added to Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan and is now officially a portion of Roderick Haig-Brown Park.


Environmental Interpretive WalkAbouts

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You are invited to join The Adams River Salmon Society for their Environmental Interpretive WalkAbouts, on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM every Wednesday during June, July, August and September, leading up to the Salute to the Sockeye 2018.  (more…)


Free of charge to BC students in Grades 2 through 5 during the Salute to the Sockeye

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development

 

are pleased to announce that an

 

Educational Interpretive Program

will be available, free of charge, to BC students in Grades 2 through 5 during the Salute to the Sockeye.  

 

Schools are required to pre-register for this program in order to have their students participate.

 

Please direct inquiries regarding the Educational Interpretive Program to DFO.PACSalute2018.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

 

 


Interpretive Cabin – 2018 – Opening May Long Weekend

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The Interpretive Cabin will be officially open this long weekend.

Friday Saturday Sunday and Monday. 10:00am-2:00pm.

Come visit.

 


EARTH Day – Friday April 20th, 2018

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Join The Adams River Salmon Society (ARSS), BC Parks, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), for their annual Earth Day Event at the Roderick Haig-Brown Park in the Traditional Territory of the Secwepemc Peoples. Earth Day 2018 on Friday April 20th, 2018 based out of the Interpretive Cabin, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

 

Earth Day walkabout sessions feature information about:    

  • Salmon (Adams River Salmon 4 species), all 5 salmon species, life cycle, fish habitat, riparian connection, monitoring, data collection, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries, Secwepemc Fisheries Technician.
  • BC Parks – Roderick Haig-Brown Prov. Park, Staff, Management + Conservation, 
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Fisheries and Wild Salmon, SEP program, Streamkeeper training. Adams River Salmon Society, visitors, education, events, economic impacts/tourism.
  • Habitat– types, vegetation, biodiversity, Invasive species, watersheds, Secwepemc Fisheries Commission, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries and ARSS.

 

Everyone is being advised to bring a Lunch (earth friendly) and juice or water (none on site yet).  Good walking shoes or boots, a coat and a hat or cap, as we will be outside in nature doing walkabouts.  Take out what you take in… 
Garbage Bins at Picnic Area. 

 

The walkabouts will be approximately 1 hour.

 

Please check us out on Facebook page…

 


Mid-Season BC Salmon Update from Watershed Watch Salmon Society

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Mid-Season BC Salmon Update

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Filed In: Fisheries Management. Posted by Trish Hall on August 15, 2017

By Greg Taylor, Senior Fisheries Advisor

As anticipated, 2017 is proving to be a difficult year for BC’s wild salmon. Sockeye, chinook, and steelhead that entered the ocean in 2015 endured an inhospitable marine environment. Two years later, those that survived (more…)


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