The Pacific Salmon Foundation received funding from the Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund Society from 2001-2006 to support the restoration of Pacific salmon in six targeted watersheds within three main priority regions of the province – the Thompson-Shuswap, Georgia Basin and Central Coast.

Detailed Watershed Reports

Squamish River

Squamish Recovery Project Reports

Salmon River

Sakinaw Lake

Rivers and Smiths Inlet

The Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund (PSEF) selected Rivers and Smith Inlets on the Central Coast of BC as a priority region to receive attention in its salmon recovery planning process.

Recommendations for a recovery plan for Rivers and Smith Inlet sockeye were prepared by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2000. Building on this plan, the Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund specified targets and projects to assist in the recovery of salmon in that area. The plan covered a number of watersheds and the surrounding marine area with a special focus on sockeye stocks in the Inlets.

Englishman River

Englishman River was the initial watershed targeted by the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Strategic Salmon Recovery Plan. The Englishman River is an important salmon-producing watershed on the mid-east coast of Vancouver Island and has all species of salmon, including steelhead. The planning and assessment phase was completed in September 2001.

Coldwater River

The Coldwater River was selected by the Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund Society as the first watershed to receive attention in the Thompson-Nicola Region salmon recovery planning process for Coho and Steelhead (PSEF Technical Committee 2001).

The Coldwater River is a tributary to the Nicola River, and is one of the most important systems in the Nicola River watershed for coho and early-run chinook, and the most important system for steelhead, in the Nicola River watershed.