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Uploaded on Feb 16, 2011
As part of the Steelhead Recovery plan conducted by the BC Conservation Foundation, the stream fertilization program is an integral step towards rebuilding Steelhead stocks. This hands on process consists of placing burlap sacks that are full of Crystal Green, an agricultural fertilizer, in to the stream bed. The purpose of stream fertilization is to provide a boost in to the stream ecosystem which will provide the smolts with more food. Larger healthy salmonid smolts are better adapted to be able to survive the winter. By giving juvenile fish a better chance of surviving, it is hoped that they will survive the ocean and come back as adults to their natal streams.