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Here in British Columbia, salmon are one of our most precious natural resources. The Fraser River, situated right in your backyard, is one of the most vibrant salmon habitats in the world, serving as a nursery for more than half of B.C.’s salmon population.
The incredible biodiversity of B.C.’s unique freshwater and marine ecosystems depends on Pacific salmon. As a keystone species, salmon support over 130 plant and animal species that make our home one of the most beautiful and habitable places on the planet. We all need salmon. Salmon are incredibly resilient and adaptable, facing barriers every step of the way during their journey from streams to the ocean, and battling their way back to their birth-rivers to spawn. They undertake one of nature’s most impressive animal migrations.
But some obstacles are too large for even these strong-willed creatures to take on. Rapidly changing environmental conditions are posing the biggest threat the species has ever come up against. This is why we need your help.
With your donation of $40, $80, or $120 today, we can direct funds to critical projects designed to help rebuild salmon populations. You can help turn the tide on salmon survival.
PSF provided funding to support Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s study of post-flood water contaminants. Along with partners, Raincoast took 29 surface water samples in the former Semá:th Xó:tsa (Sumas Lake) area over a seven-week period.
Their critical research detailed widespread contamination of the waters in fish habitat. Their efforts gave valuable insights into the wide range of contamination sources mpacting the environment. Their findings shed light on the need for improved environmental monitoring so we can prevent pollution from contaminating our important salmon habitat in the future.
The Anderson Pond channel in Chilliwack was completely buried with sediment following the atmospheric river event in Nov. 2021. The DFO Habitat Restoration team identified the problem and PSF acted fast to support the reconstruction of this channel almost immediately following the catastrophic event. The next day, 40 adult coho were seen spawning in the repaired channel, giving them the chance to spawn the next generation of salmon in the region.