Canada's Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon: Stream, Lake, and Estuarine Habitat Indicators

This report documents the methodology used by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to identify potential Strategy 2 habitat indicators, metrics, and benchmarks (as well as possible sampling protocols). The proposed list of indicators presented in this report consists of those considered particularly useful for describing salmon habitat condition or man-made stressors on those habitats. The list, however, has also been influenced by considerations of feasibility, as many past monitoring initiatives have faltered between the stage of indicator identification and effective implementation in the medium-to-long term.

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Author Stalberg, H.C., Lauzier, R.B., MacIsaac, E.A., Porter, M. and C. Murray
Data Steward Fisheries and Oceans Canada Pacific Region
Publication Year 2009