Every year for 30+ years, our Valley's Salmon Hatchery has been capturing a portion of this Chum Salmon run to, basically, sustain a run size for our local (and beyond) commercial fishery while maintaining an "escapement" to our rivers and other streams in our Watershed for spawning. This Gallery is an attempt to describe how this is done. Captions to photos will be completed over a few days time.
The entire coastline of British Columbia can easily be considered as temperate rainforest. Living on the central portion of this area in BC, as I do, I know this intimately. The lush, the tangle, slippery slopes, mystic, spirit, water, peace, plenty and hardship. As a photographer and resident of Bella Coola for many years, the following images are photo-real or photo-impressions of what I've come to feel of this world.
In the 3rd week of July, 2012, I made a trip from Bella Coola to Port Hardy and return. This was a 3 day trip (the so-called "milk run") which stopped in coastal communities such as Bella Bella, Shearwater, Ocean Falls and Klemtu (accessible only by boat or flight). I (we) travelled by the Queen of Chilliwack (a BC Ferries vessel) thru this area. This gallery is a snapshot of what I saw thruout the journey starting in Bella Coola. The Central Coast of BC is a lifetime photo project. I had 3 days this time and consider that fortunate.