Salmon Watersheds Program

photo by Paul Colangelo

We’re Hiring a Program Coordinator!

January 24, 2018

The Pacific Salmon Foundation seeks a full-time Program Coordinator for a one-year maternity leave contract. The deadline for receiving applications is February 13, 2018. Please see details below for HOW TO APPLY. ...

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We’re Hiring a Program Administrator!

January 24, 2018

The Pacific Salmon Foundation seeks a full-time Program Administrator to join our growing team in the Salmon Watersheds Program. The deadline for receiving applications is February 13, 2018. Please see details below for HOW TO APPLY. ...

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New funding supports expansion of the Pacific Salmon Explorer

October 11, 2017

On October 10, 2017, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced that the Pacific Salmon Foundation’ Salmon Watersheds Program will receive $1.2 million through the Coastal Restoration Fund to expand the Pacific Salmon Explorer to key salmon-bearing watersheds in British Columbia (BC)....

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New Data Visualization Tool – the Pacific Salmon Explorer!

June 15, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of the Pacific Salmon Explorer!...

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Salmon Habitat Report Cards for the Nass Area

June 2, 2016

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is pleased to announce the release of The Nass Area: Cumulative Pressures on Salmon Habitat (Summary Report Cards).

The Nass Area - summary report cards book (front cover)Through direction from the Nisga’a Lisims Government, and in collaboration with the Gitanyow, Gitxsan, and Lax Kw'alaams First Nations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, BC Ministry of Environment, ESSA Technologies, and other local experts, the PSF coordinated an assessment of landscape-scale pressures and the resulting risks to salmon habitat in the Nass Area of northern British Columbia. 

The “Nass Area” encompasses the Nass River watershed along with watersheds draining into Portland Canal and Observatory Inlet. This project assessed risk to salmon habitats posed by human and environmental pressures in the region. Using the best available data, a “report card” was generated for each geographically and genetically distinct Nass salmon populations (called Conservation Units under Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy).

This type of coarse-scale assessment is useful for building a common understanding of the pressures on freshwater salmon habitats and for informing land-use planning decisions and developing strategies that mitigate risks to freshwater salmon habitat.

More information about the project, as well as links to the full technical report, can be found here.