Conservation Units for Steelhead in the Skeena Watershed

Under this project Art Tautz has created the first delineation of Skeena Watershed steelhead conservation units that is consistent with the Wild Salmon Policy’s methodological approach. This project spatially defines steelhead conservation units using three key descriptors of within-species diversity relevant to local adaptation – habitat, life history and genetics. The focus of this project is on the Skeena drainage in support of regional management needs; ultimately the methods demonstrated under this project can be exported to other provincial steelhead populations.

project objectives
Define steelhead conservation units in the Skeena Watershed using three key descriptors of within-species diversity relevant to local adaptation – habitat, life history and genetics.
related documents

report: Skeena Steelhead Conservation Units

project status
complete
project timeline
May 1, 2010
to September 30, 2011
project lead
Art Tautz
subjects
conservation units, stock assessment
location
Skeena River Watershed
related species
steelhead