Background of Chehalis Flats Bald Eagle Concerns:
The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival has promoted the presence of bald eagles in the Harrison Mills area for nearly 20 years. Most recently David Hancock reviewed various bald eagle winter concentration areas in British Columbia and Alaska. The historic evidence clearly shows that over time many different areas hold varying numbers of wintering eagles. The region’s largest concentrations have regularly been at the Chilkat River in Alaska and the Squamish River system near Brackendale, BC. More recently the Chehalis – Harrison River complex in Harrison Mills has wintered the largest concentrations ever known.