Salmon conservation projects across B.C. granted $227,000

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PSF funds 48 local salmon projects, leveraging $2 million in total value for communities Vancouver, B.C. - The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has granted $227,828 to 48 community-led salmon conservation, enhancement, and habitat restoration…

A special gift for Pacific salmon this holiday season: Prince of Whales plays santa for salmon

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Dec. 21, 2022 Vancouver, B.C. – Pacific salmon and the killer whales that depend on them for survival receive a special gift this holiday season as Prince of Whales announces a $130,000 contribution to the Pacific Salmon Foundation. As…

2023/2024 Salmon Conservation Stamp Winner Announced

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The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is pleased to announce the winning image from our annual Salmon Conservation Stamp Competition. Valerie Rogers was awarded first place with her submission titled Rapid Ascent. Rogers’ submission is one of 20 entries in this year’s competition.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Salmon are coming home. Here’s how to see them!

Good news: salmon are returning home to B.C.’s rivers and streams. Thanks to the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF)’s interactive Salmon Spotting map, you can witness one of nature’s most spectacular migrations. From late summer to early…

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 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…
Mossom deploys receivers to track the migration of coho smolts in the Vancouver Harbour.

Tri-Cities community members step up to save salmon

July 19, 2022 It’s the time of year when salmon start their incredible journey back home from the ocean to their natal streams — many located in the Tri-Cities area of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody — to spawn. For Fraser…