SpruceRoots - The Riparian Fish Forest
The Riparian Fish Forest - A Portrait of Salmon and Other Freshwater Fish Habitat on Haida Gwaii

Around the perimeter of the north Pacific Ocean, the web of life connecting land and sea together has created one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet.

For example, up to 70 percent of the nitrogen in the cells of riparian plants, trees, insects, birds and bears comes from the ocean via the life history of
the salmon.1

For the people who live on Haida Gwaii, the well-being of salmon and the forests they inhabit is a crucial issue. Their importance to the health of people, cultures and economies, including the forest industry, cannot be overstated.

The Riparian Fish Forest model is a map of the forests that grow along the banks of streams and lakes. It enables us to understand their pattern and distribution, measure the extent to which logging has disturbed them, identify watersheds at risk and priorities for protection and restoration.

The Riparian Fish Forest map can also be viewed in google earth. To download the KMZ file
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To view or download the RFF poster map:

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