The upper Sukunka River system was investigated as to the likelihood of establishing a self-sustaining population of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri). Eight tributaries and the mainstem Sukunka River were evaluated using a Habitat Suitability Index model. Of these waters, four were judged highly suitable (i.e. they have the potential to support the different life history stages of rainbow trout. On the basis of these evaluations, an experimental stocking program is recommended.
Hammond, R. J., Euchner, R.. 1987. Feasibility of Establishing a Self-Sustaining Population of Rainbow Trout (Salmo gairdneri) in the Upper Sukunka River, British Columbia. Ministry of Environment and Parks. Peace Fisheries Report. PCE 18
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: feasibility study, self-sustaining population, life history stages, experimental stocking, rainbow trout