Climate Change & Salmonids Project

Photo credit: Larry Reid

Understanding how climate change impacts salmon habitat

On September 1, 2020 SC Streamkeepers started recording weekly air and water temperatures on 4 creeks: Roberts Creek, Malcolm Creek, Langdale Creek and Chaster Creek.

In order to this, our DFO Community Advisor, Dave Davies has donated 6 temperature loggers and other recording equipment to our group for this project. We are very appreciative of this support! We have already installed one at the mouth of Chaster Creek, and plan to install other temperature loggers on 11 additional creeks on the Sunshine Coast made possible from a generous donation from Pacific Salmon Foundation.

This has been such a success, we decided we want to expand this project, not only to include more creeks, but also record the temperature of water and air more often, so we have a better picture of how climate change is affecting the natural habitat of wild salmon.

These loggers will be recording both air and water temperatures every hour of every day of the year!! We look forward to sharing the valuable information and using this data to help us make better decisions on how to help salmon survive . Please watch for the data we will be collecting at 3 month intervals!!

Further Reading

Riparian Area Education and Protection

Lower Rd. bridge at Roberts Creek – creosote pilings

Fish passage restoration at Malcolm Creek culvert

Sunshine Coast Riparian Zone brochure