Seasonally flooded land (ephemeral swamps and intermittent tributaries) located on the flood-plain of a west coast Vancouver Island stream (Carnation Creek) was examined for two winters. Seven distinct map units were identified by discriminant analysis, based on environmental and biotic factors. These seven map units were further grouped into three habitat units based on their ability to support over-wintering coho (Oncorhynchus kisufch ) and trout (Salmo gairdneri and S. clarki clarki). The use of these habitat units to identify salmonid off-stream winter habitat was shown to be valid for the watershed in which it was developed.
Brown, T.G.. 2008. Characterization of salmonid over-wintering habitat within seasonally flooded land on the Carnation Creek flood-plain. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Land Management Report (FLNRORD). LMR44
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Fish, Fish, Habitat
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