Client: Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)
Time Frame: 2015 – 2016
Key Services: Technical Review
COSEWIC is responsible for assessing the conservation status of wildlife species that may be at risk of extinction in Canada. COSEWIC requires that status assessments be performed every 10 years by independent experts using the best available knowledge. IFR conducted a comprehensive assessment of the Okanagan population of Chinook salmon that migrate through the Columbia River Basin and spawn in the Canadian Okanagan River near Oliver, British Columbia. Data and knowledge summarized in the status report highlighted the threats to Okanagan Chinook salmon and were used to evaluate the status of the population.
COSEWIC. 2017. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, Okanagan population, in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. xii + 62 pp.