Trout Spawning Activity in Hazeltine Creek at its Highest since 2019

August 3, 2022
Mount Polley is pleased to report there has been an increase in the number of adult rainbow trout and in spawning activity in Hazeltine Creek. Mount Polley completed a series of annual surveys to count individual adult rainbow trout using t… Read more »

A letter from the Mount Polley Team

March 3, 2021
Happy Holidays – we hope that everyone enjoyed a joyous holiday season and wish you all the best for 2021. A Covid-19 update – Mount Polley employees continue to take additional precautions to minimize the risks of COVID19 tra… Read more »
Remediated wetland habitat in Polley Flats

Mount Polley Environmental Monitoring

October 22, 2020
Environmental monitoring programs and closure research projects at Mount Polley mine site continue as planned. Remediation construction at the lower Hazeltine Creek and Edney Creek began this summer. Mount Polley staff, with assista… Read more »
Collecting spawning Rainbow Trout from Hazeltine Creek. This was a challenge as the new fish habitat was vast and the fish had lots of places to hide! [May 2018]

Mount Polley built and managed an on-site fish hatchery in 2018

August 21, 2020
After the spill, a population monitoring program on Polley Lake indicated there had probably been a reduction in the age class of the population of Rainbow Trout (as upper Hazeltine Creek was the main spawning area for these trout). There w… Read more »
Upper Hazeltine Creek remediated area

Rainbow trout return to Hazeltine Creek

August 21, 2020
In 2018 a milestone was celebrated by the Mount Polley Environmental Team (MPET) when the efforts of the remediation work rebuilding Hazeltine Creek witnessed the return of Rainbow Trout, Redside Shiners and Long Nose Suckers to the rebu… Read more »
River near Mount Polley mine

Likely Area Mining History

June 8, 2020
The area around Likely has a long and fascinating history of placer mining. Placer mining refers to mining materials (mostly gold) deposited in ancient stream beds that are still largely unconsolidated (i.e. relatively loose materials… Read more »
Mount Polley water quality

Mount Polley water quality is evidence of remediation

May 25, 2020
Mount Polley takes water quality very seriously. Extensive monitoring is evidencing the effectiveness of the remediation and site water management programs undertaken by Mount Polley. How is water quality monitored in Polley and Ques… Read more »