Salmon Watersheds Program

Skeena Salmon ‘Conservation Unit Snapshots’

April 9, 2014

The Pacific Salmon Foundation's Skeena Salmon Program is pleased to announce the results of a project to produce 'Conservation Unit Snapshots' for all salmon populations in the Skeena Watershed.

CU snapshotConservation Unit (CU) Snapshots are short graphical reports that summarize key information about the state of a distinct salmon population (or CU) and its habitat. This project developed snapshots for every CU in the Skeena watershed. Snapshots include information on both biological status (e.g., abundance trends) and habitat status (e.g., development pressures).

Snapshots are intended to serve as reference documents to support discussions about the state of Skeena salmon and their habitat, as well as priorities and approaches for their conservation and management. More generally, the snapshots aim to make information on the state of Skeena salmon available to a broad audience.

The full results of this project, including snapshots for Chinook, sockeye, coho, pink and chum salmon, are available here.