More often than not, the Pacific Salmon Foundation makes grants to organizations that undertake Pacific salmon conservation and restoration or science and research. Sometimes, when necessary, the Foundation will actually spearhead and execute a specific project. These are typically larger-scale, strategically-critical projects that would otherwise not be undertaken without the Foundation’s involvement. The Foundation partners with government agencies, other non-profits, businesses and volunteers to make Partnered Initiatives successful. Partnered Initiatives are subject to the same level of technical review required of applicants to the Foundation’s Community Salmon Program, though there is more flexibility in terms of match and volunteer requirements.
Contact our Salmon Programs staff to learn more about applying for a Partnered Initiative: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Percy Walkus Hatchery
Established in 2016 the Percy Walkus Hatchery plays a key role in conserving salmon at Rivers Inlet in the Central Coast region of British Columbia. From 1981-1994 a small hatchery facility did exist in the area, but for over two decades the site stood idle. With significant support from private donors, the Wuikinuxv First Nation, the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) and the Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO)’s Salmon Enhancement Program, the Percy Walkus facility was re-developed in the Wuikinuxv Village on the Wanukv (Wannock) River. The establishment of this site has enabled the repatriation of the enhancement of local salmon back to the Wuikinuxv First Nation.