Resource: Watershed Watch Salmon Society Annual Report – 2012
Wild salmon are one of B.C.’s most iconic animals. Besides being inextricably linked to our culture, wild salmon are incredibly important to our coastal and river ecosystems. Some of our Province’s most recognizable animals—orca whales, bald eagles and spirit bears—depend on them utterly to survive. After spawning, salmon die and their bodies continue nourishing plants and forests. Wild salmon also add deep value to our recreational experiences—whether gained through hiking, camping, fishing or by other means.