PSF supports SFU-led biobank that aims to save west coast kelp forests

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September 29, 2022 Scientists at Simon Fraser University are racing against the clock to save British Columbia’s disappearing kelp forests for future generations. Led by biologist Sherryl Bisgrove, and supported by the Pacific Salmon…

Central Coast: Salmon in Crisis

Jennifer Walkus has been concerned about the collapse of salmon on the Central Coast of B.C. since the 1970s. Both her father and grandfather worked in salmon management. Her father was the fisheries manager for Wuikinuxv Nation and her grandfather…

Percy Walkus Hatchery update

At the Percy Walkus Hatchery, People for Salmon work to help Chinook rebound. The hatchery, a unique model to conserve, restore, and enhance special salmon stocks in Rivers Inlet, B.C., is run by the Wuikinuxv Nation on the Central Coast in…

Do you have the will to help salmon in the future?

One of the most important documents that many people will sign in their life is their will. Yet, just over 50 per cent of Canadians have documented their estate plans. These include ensuring their loved ones — including minor or adult children…

Former sawmill transforms into pristine salmon habitat

Kus-kus-sum is a former industrial sawmill site in the heart of a salmon migratory corridor of the K’ómoks Estuary. Located at the mouth of a critical estuary, the site was once a tidally influenced forested wetland and riparian area…

Celebrate the 2022 Adams River sockeye run

Sockeye salmon return to the Adams River every fall to spawn. This year, millions of salmon are expected to return to the Adams as 2022 is a dominant year in the four-year sockeye abundance cycle. Adams River sockeye begin their upstream…

Overview of Broughton Aquaculture Transition Initiative (BATI) program

Through the Broughton Aquaculture Transition Initiative (BATI) program, PSF is proud to work with several area First Nations as a partner, conducting regular monitoring in and around the active and de-commissioned open-pen net salmon farms. In…
sockeye salmon spawning in the Adams River

Where to see salmon spawning this fall

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Born in freshwater rivers and streams, Pacific salmon migrate to the ocean where they spend several years feeding and growing, then return to their natal stream as spawning salmon to reproduce and die. On their upstream journey home, adult…
Upper Pitt River

Community Salmon Program accepting applications until Oct. 15

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is accepting applications to the Community Salmon Program from Sept. 1, 2022 through Oct. 15, 2022. The Community Salmon Program (CSP), launched in 1989, empowers volunteers, local streamkeepers, Indigenous…

Comox Valley salmon conservation community receives $139,000 boost in grants

August 17, 2022 The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is pleased to announce $139,298 in grants to three salmon conservation, stewardship, and enhancement projects in the Comox Valley through PSF’s Community Salmon Program. The total value…

PSF Community Bursaries Spotlight – Jessie Everson

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is accepting applications for the Stewardship Community Bursaries program until Oct. 30, 2022. Stewardship Community Bursaries are awarded each year to students in B.C. and the Yukon dedicated to the conservation…

PSF Director appointed to the Pacific Salmon Commission

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August 08, 2022  The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF)’s Dr. Katrina Connors has been appointed by Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to serve as a Commissioner for the Pacific Salmon Commission. Effective July 11, 2022, the…