Westland

Quesnel River Sockeye

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Three times in a century this race of sockeye salmon has been driven almost to extinction. Mining and construction were the cause. But each time, the population was rebuilt by the few remnant survivors. The incredible natural resilience of the salmon accounts for this survival epic and is a hopeful sign for the future.

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