Thousands of salmon make it upstream just before winter

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Dec. 07, 2022 Log-jam removal from key Nicola River habitat allows 2,000 salmon to reach spawning grounds. Coldwater-Nicola River—Merritt, B.C.– One-year after the 2021 floods left Pacific salmon stranded in fields and vital habitat in…

Our Annual Kids Salmon Art Contest is back!

The Pacific Salmon Foundation’s 2nd Annual Kids Salmon Art Contest launched this week! We're inviting students from across B.C. and the Yukon to submit salmon-inspired art and help raise awareness about this spectacular keystone species that…

Through a coordinated plan, progress is possible

In 2003, the Cowichan River reached a tipping point. After weeks of drought conditions, salmon had to be trucked to reach their spawning grounds as there was not enough water for them to swim upstream. This crisis led to an immediate confluence…

Logs in B.C.’s bays: do booms influence salmon survival?

There’s an extensive history of log storage along B.C. coastlines. Bays and estuaries have historically served as ideal locations for transport and access to sawmills. Log booms, the orderly storage of floating logs into rafts, are used…

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…

New tools help deliver insights into fish health

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Kristi Miller-Saunders of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) leads a team of researchers that focus on infectious disease and environmental stress in salmon. PSF has partnered with her lab since 2013 to develop and deploy genomic technology…

Traditional knowledge leads to innovative habitat solution

Community group and First Nations Guardians employ "eco-cultural restoration" for Vancouver Island estuaries.  Overabundant Canada geese have grazed estuarine marshes on Vancouver Island for decades, leading to the loss of more than 90 per…

Two UBC interns advance PSF’s climate change research

Two graduate students from the University of British Columbia – Alicia Andersen and Ian Chambers – joined the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) during the summer of 2022 to complete internships with the Salmon Watersheds Program. Chambers…

When Disaster Strikes, PSF steps up

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November 17 marks the one-year anniversary of the 2021 catastrophic floods in B.C. after a series of atmospheric rivers resulted in a state of emergency across the province. The flooding left Pacific salmon stranded in agricultural fields and…

Job Posting – Development Officer

Posting Date: Friday, November 4, 2022 Position Identification Title: Development Officer Department: Marketing, Communications & Development Status and Funding: Full-time; hybrid; grant funded Organizational Summary The Pacific…

Salmon Return to Lower Mainland Streams

Oct. 28, 2022 Vancouver, B.C. – After months of drought delayed the return of migrating Pacific salmon throughout B.C., the rain this week has brought much-needed freshwater to streams and creeks around the province. Salmon are now being…

Job Posting – Manager, Salmon Climate Adaptation Program

Posting date: October 21, 2022  Position Identification Title: Manager, Salmon Climate Adaptation Status and Funding: Full-time; grant funded Organizational Summary The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF), founded in 1987, is a federally…