Salmon Watersheds Program

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Salmon Watersheds Program

illustration by Aimée van DrimmelenSince 2008, the Salmon Watersheds Program (formerly known as the Skeena Salmon Program) has been working in the Skeena River watershed to support the conservation and sustainable management of Pacific salmon populations and their habitats. The program works to support science-based decision-making by compiling and analyzing baseline salmon datasets and undertaking standardized status assessments. In each region we work, we (1) undertake assessments of the biological status of salmon populations, (2) quantify the extent and intensity of individual and cumulative pressures on salmon habitats, and (3) disseminate the assessment results and provide free public access to assembled data sets.

In recent years, the program has expanded our work to other salmon-bearing watersheds throughout British Columbia (BC) including the Nass River watershed and the watersheds of the BC s Central Coast (also known as the Great Bear Rainforest).

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The Salmon Watersheds Program is one of several programs operated by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Founded in 1987, the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization committed to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon.

Find out more about PSF and our other programs by visiting our main website at