Starting today, the BC Conservation Foundation is leading a spawning gravel placement project in the waters around Elk Falls in Campbell River.

BCCF’s project leader Jeramy Damborg says due to an absence of natural gravel in the waters, there is a lack of spawning ground for salmon and trout.

He says the work will take a few weeks, and there will be some trail closures around the area to Elk Falls between February 24th and 26th.

Damborg adds that the project is funded by BC Hydro, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and the Campbell River Salmon Foundation.