Iskut Watershed Sockeye Salmon Enhancement Feasibility

The Iskut River sockeye population is a significant component of the annual Stikine sockeye fishery. Iskut River sockeye currently are known only to spawn in the lower portion of the river. However, in the upper Iskut there are multiple large chain lakes that potentially could support substantial sockeye production if migration access could be provided.
This project would be an initial scoping and reconnaissance exercise to assess the relative feasibility of providing sockeye access to the upper Iskut watershed. Project activities would include: collecting information from literature and mapping; exploratory field surveys; and consultation with agencies, local First Nations; and relevant industry proponents (i.e. hydro projects on the Iskut).