North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership: Harrison Basin Certification Application

In 2009, the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council published a report which recommended that Canada participate in the Salmon Stronghold Partnership in order to test the Salmon Strongholds approach in Canada, including the scientific evaluation and ranking of a potential stronghold (Beeson, 2009). Recognizing the Harrison Basin’s fisheries values, the Council decided, after first meeting with the Sts’ailes (Chehalis) First Nation, to pursue and apply the North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership’s criteria in the Harrison Basin, and determine its scoring in terms of productivity and uniqueness.