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Our Salmon Watersheds Program is actively strengthening the baseline of scientific information available for wild Pacific salmon populations and their habitats. We work to make this information broadly accessible to federal, provincial and First Nations governments, industry, environmental stewards, and others that have an interest in the conservation and long-term sustainability of Pacific salmon and the watersheds that support them. We know that sound, open source data will help guide the best conservation planning and decision making for Pacific salmon.
The Pacific Salmon Explorer is an online data visualization tool that displays information on salmon populations and their habitats throughout British Columbia. This tool helps people interested in salmon conservation and management gain better access to baseline data relevant to Pacific salmon. Explore this information using interactive maps and figures, and identify key factors influencing the abundance and productivity of wild salmon populations.
Through our Watersheds Program we’re working to help foster healthy, diverse and abundant wild salmon populations throughout B.C. Our goal is to strengthen and support First Nations monitoring with research underway on the Central Coast where salmon abundance had declined over the past decade.
Our watershed conservation initiatives have brought together industry, First Nations, recreational fishers, community groups and government to share resources and information, and better understand the current state of salmon and their needs within these watersheds. Learn about our initiatives in the Skeena watershed, the Fraser River watershed, and targeted watersheds within the Thompson-Shuswap, Georgia Basin and Central Coast.
The Pacific Salmon Foundation does the core of its work for watershed conservation by funding more than 300 streamkeeping groups across the province.