From the Nature Conservancy of Canada:
"The mouth of the Salmon River where it enters Salmon Arm is part of one Terrestrial Priority Conservation Area (#25 - Salmon Arm) and two Freshwater Priority Conservation Areas (#9 - Shuswap Lake and #37 - Salmon River). These PCAs are all rated as having the highest conservation value and highest vulnerability in the Okanagan Ecoregion. ... Of 137 Terrestrial PCAs in the Okanagan Ecoregion, only 14 have these highest rankings. Of additional interest is the fact that the Terrestrial and Freshwater PCAs overlap in the area of interest. ... Areas of overlap have increased relative importance for biodiversity."

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