Salmon are deeply connected with our culture, our connection to nature. They support our fresh water, marine and forest ecosystems, and they are critical food for eagles, orcas and bears.
But, right now, Pacific salmon populations are in crisis. The reality is that about half of Pacific salmon populations are in a state of decline. Some are on the brink of extinction.
Climate change is the greatest threat facing wild Pacific salmon and the 130 species they support in our fresh water and marine ecosystems. It is well known that extreme weather events, warming temperatures, increased forest fires — conditions brought on by climate change — are negatively impacting salmon.
The good news is, we can help. It’s not too late to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Each year, with the support of donor dollars, PSF is able to grant more than $1.5 million in funds to local groups; these funds are leveraged up to seven times!
Projects to help salmon and their streams are happening in your own community. For example, volunteers restore river channels and spawning grounds impacted by severe weather events by replanting native vegetation that supports the riverbank and shades the stream. With your help, we can continue to fund these vital community projects that protect salmon, our streams and nature.
Not only will this work support recovery efforts for juvenile salmon, it has the added benefit of enhancing the health of local green spaces throughout the Lower Mainland and B.C.
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