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…

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…

Central Coast: Salmon in Crisis

Jennifer Walkus has been concerned about the collapse of salmon on the Central Coast of B.C. since the 1970s. Both her father and grandfather worked in salmon management. Her father was the fisheries manager for Wuikinuxv Nation and her grandfather…

Percy Walkus Hatchery update

At the Percy Walkus Hatchery, People for Salmon work to help Chinook rebound. The hatchery, a unique model to conserve, restore, and enhance special salmon stocks in Rivers Inlet, B.C., is run by the Wuikinuxv Nation on the Central Coast in…

Do you have the will to help salmon in the future?

One of the most important documents that many people will sign in their life is their will. Yet, just over 50 per cent of Canadians have documented their estate plans. These include ensuring their loved ones — including minor or adult children…

Former sawmill transforms into pristine salmon habitat

Kus-kus-sum is a former industrial sawmill site in the heart of a salmon migratory corridor of the K’ómoks Estuary. Located at the mouth of a critical estuary, the site was once a tidally influenced forested wetland and riparian area…

Pulling for salmon

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When extreme weather wreaks havoc, people pitch in Last November passionate people put on their waders and stepped into the icy waters in the fields flooded by the Sumas River, pulling for Pacific salmon. “These are our most endangered…