Massive project will flood magnificent bull trout fishing, unique habitat and 3,800 hectares of farmland
Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program, produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.
Journalist Christopher Pollon and photographer Ben Nelms recently canoed the 93 km stretch of the Peace River soon to be submerged if British Columbia’s proposed Site C dam (above) is built. Christopher speaks to Lawrence about the magnificent Bull Trout fishing, unique habitat, the people who live along its banks, and the economic and political drivers spurring on the dam’s construction. But there’s one question no one can seem to answer: Is it necessary? For more, check out Pollan and Nelms’ book, The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam, by Harbour Publishing.