Important wildlife habitat protected in Squamish
Thursday, January 28 2010 @ 05:37 PM EST
Contributed by: jkr
More than seven hectares of critical fish and wildlife habitat known as the Squamish Mamquam Blind Channel and encompassing the shared flood plain of the Squamish and Mamquam rivers have been protected under a multi-party agreement.
The area includes key rearing habitat for young salmon and spawning sites for adult salmon, as well as a refuge for various nesting songbirds and species at risk such as the endangered Pacific water shrew and the threatened red-legged frog.
The Land Conservancy of BC purchased the property from BCR Properties Ltd. in December 2008 and expects to transfer ownership to the District of Squamish in February.
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