Action needed to prevent salmon homelessness
Municipal governments and regional districts must take action to protect fish habitat in their jurisdictions, according to the David Suzuki Foundation.
Local governments in B.C. will vote on a resolution sponsored by the City of Port Moody and based on recommendations of a Foundation handbook, Zoned RS-1 (Residential Salmon-1), at the Union of B.C. Municipalities annual convention in Vancouver September 24 to 28.
The lighthearted handbook with serious intent encourages local governments to use zoning bylaws and to work with other levels of government to protect fish habitat from numerous threats, including municipal development, climate change, water use, logging, and mining.