The Mamalilikulla’s game plan to recover salmon populations

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Sturgeon Bank — a stretch of the Fraser River delta located off the west coast of Richmond, British Columbia — has lost at least 160 hectares of tidal marsh habitat over the last three decades due to dredging, dikes, and other human interventions.
Juvenile Chinook salmon at a hatchery

What’s Next for B.C. Hatcheries?

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PSF researchers have completed a review of Pacific salmon hatcheries in British Columbia. The first of its kind since the mid-1990s, the review led to 14 reports and several recommendations.

A habitat lifeline for juvenile salmon in the Fraser River

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Sturgeon Bank — a stretch of the Fraser River delta located off the west coast of Richmond, British Columbia — has lost at least 160 hectares of tidal marsh habitat over the last three decades due to dredging, dikes, and other human interventions.

A look from above: how drones can support salmon battling climate change

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This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s quarterly print magazine.  With climate change comes warming waters – a potential death sentence for salmon. As water warms,…

Salmon recovery lessons from the Evergreen State

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Patchwork efforts to manage and conserve salmon in B.C. lack coordination. A tried and tested model from Washington state inspires planning for a new provincial salmon recovery strategy. This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition…
An aerial view of a giant kelp bed in the Barkley Sound.

Tackling kelp data gaps in Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds

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This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s quarterly print magazine.  Healthy kelp is essential to the well-being of Pacific salmon in B.C. Every summer, millions of juvenile…

Saving Stranded Salmon

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Extreme climate events like drought and flood can wreak havoc on salmon migrations. PSF worked with partners across B.C. this summer and fall during an unprecedented, province-wide drought to improve fish passage in rivers like xʔəl̓ilwətaʔɬ where salmon were stranded.

State of Salmon: Remarkable year for pinks and coho

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Millions of pinks return to the Fraser River and are coho back for good in the Strait of Georgia? This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation's quarterly print magazine.  This…

Invasive Species Alert

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Prolific across the Pacific Northwest, invasive European green crabs threaten salmon habitat. Early detection and monitoring efforts can help minimize their spread. This story originally appeared in the Fall 2023 edition of Salmon Steward,…

What’s killing coho?

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B.C. researchers study urban pollution washing into local creeks and the impacts on Pacific salmon. This story originally appeared in the Fall 2023 edition of Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation's quarterly print magazine.  When…

Artificial intelligence to monitor wild salmon

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This story originally appeared in the Fall 2023 edition of Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation's quarterly print magazine.  British Columbia’s extensive coastline, numerous salmon-bearing rivers, and remote wilderness areas create…

Drought Strikes B.C. Again.

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As the province warns of “long-term, significant drought” this summer, impacts on salmon are imminent. While those exact impacts are to be determined, PSF and partners seek innovative, cost-effective solutions to help salmon adapt.