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…

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…

New study indicates that some algae blooms may adversely affect wild salmon

Just in time for World Algae Day Oct. 12, Pacific Salmon Foundation researchers publish a first-of-its-kind study that helps shed light on algae, the foundation of the marine food web. Tiny algae comprise the building blocks of the food web…

Shares for Salmon

As year-end approaches and you plan your charitable giving, now is the time to donate shares for salmon, and catch some tax savings. Your gift can help fund research to support salmon resiliency, benefit future scientists through bursaries,…

Drought effects: warm, dry streams impact salmon migrations

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbwxvGrLWnI&feature=youtu.be Oct. 07, 2022 (updated with video October 17, 2022) Article written by Katrina Connors, Director of the Salmon Watersheds Program, Pacific Salmon Foundation This week, B.C.’s…

Partnering for success

The B.C. Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF), a joint investment funded 70 per cent by the Government of Canada and 30 per cent by the Province of British Columbia, supports partnerships to help rebuild and conserve Pacific salmon. Since…