Spawning sockeye in Adams River

The Adams River has one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America

This sockeye salmon was photographed Oct. 17 while swimming over the gravel beds that provide idealspawning habitat in the Adams River.

This sockeye salmon was photographed Oct. 17 while swimming over the gravel beds that provide idealspawning habitat in the Adams River.

 

The Adams River has one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America and every fourth year is a “dominant” salmon run. This has been such a year with over 3.5 million sockeye forecast.  Hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world have been flocking to Roderick Haig-Brown Park to see Nature in full reproduction.  This year the Pacific Salmon Foundation partnered with Rocky Mountaineer in providing the Adams River Salmon Society with a $75,000 grant for educational kiosks and a new viewing platform. Thanks to the educational kiosks, hundreds of school groups will return home with a heightened understanding of salmon’s importance.

 

 

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