Community Salmon Program
For 22 years, the Pacific Salmon Foundation's practical approach has been successful in bringing salmon back, stream by stream. The impact of every contribution is multiplied by our dedicated stewards and volunteers, and strong partnerships and access to matching funds. In order to ensure their survival, salmon have specific needs that must be met: access and egress to healthy habitat, abundant food, good water quality and an adequate flow of water in rivers and streams.
The Pacific Salmon Foundation supports citizens to become active in their backyard streams which in turn, leads to active, engaged citizens who are part of a self-determined community needed to address the complex issues facing salmon at the local, provincial and federal level. Our approach is to start small and grow the ripples that are created when a group of dedicated stewards come together to help wild salmon thrive.
The Community Salmon Program (CSP) supports stewards whom volunteer thousands of hours each year to monitor watersheds, develop and implement rehabilitation projects, educate and inform their community and advocate for the conservation and protection of our shared resource - salmon. CSP funding is comprised of partial proceeds from the sales of the federal conservation stamp on saltwater sport and commercial fishing licenses, PSF fundraising dinners and auctions and derby events, and charitable contributions. In 2010 Pacific Salmon Foundation provided grants totalling more than $700,000 to support more than 100 salmon projects throughout B.C. Since the Foundation's inception, the program has awarded more than $8.5 million to more than 1,185 projects with a total value of $64 million for salmon.