Back to the hatchery – Headquarters Creek

I decided to head back to the Headquarters Creek hatchery to see what had changed since my last visit, almost exactly four years ago in January 2014. Of course, I picked a rainy day, not that I really had a choice during the Vancouver Island winter…

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Headquarters Creek

While Headquarters Creek looked pretty much the same, the vegetation around the hatchery was a lot thicker, and the facility sign had fallen over and was inside the hatchery compound. Otherwise, everything is pretty much in good shape and the facility has been well taken care of.

It looks like the hatchery could be opened again, but that’s unlikely to happen as long as the fish stocks in the Tsolum River continue to recover, and the Puntledge Hatchery remains in operation.

Time will tell…

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