Under the Salmonid Enhancement Program, Silverhope Creek has been identified as one system with potential for providing a quality summer fishery for Lower Mainland anglers. Good access, minimal water-land use conflicts (Harding and Wightman 1974), and a sizeable historic run favour this candidate for enhancement. The present study takes the form of a basic reconnaissance program directed towards identifying methods of enhancing the summer steelhead stock. It stems from headquarters and regional requests for Habitat Improvement Section input towards a management plan.
Griffith, R.P.. 1979. Assessment of Production and Stream Carrying Capacity in 1978 of Upper Silverhope Creek Relative to Enhancement Opportunities. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Report. FRN100
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: enhancement, Silverhope Creek, steelhead, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, habitat, biomass, density, survival, age, recruitment, population estimates, spawning