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Central Coast: Salmon in Crisis

October 13, 2022

The Salmon Watersheds Program’s work on the Central Coast of B.C. was featured in the latest issue of the Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s quarterly magazine. ...

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Drought Effects: Warm, Dry Streams Impact Salmon Migrations

October 13, 2022

Katrina Connors, Director of the Salmon Watersheds Program, recently authored an article responding to the ongoing drought in B.C. and its impacts on salmon. The piece addresses how drought conditions are already impacting migrating salmon and how these conditions would affect juvenile salmon survival in the coming years if we continue to experience dryer conditions. Knowing that climate change is already negatively impacting salmon and their ecosystems, we need to develop responsive management systems and focus on habitat conservation and restoration to allow these resilient species to adapt. ...

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UBC summer interns help assess marine climate change impacts

October 4, 2022

The Salmon Watersheds Program was fortunate to work with two interns from the University of British Columbia in the summer of 2022, funded through the UBC Sustainability Scholar Program and BRITE (Biodiversity Research: Integrative Training and Education) Internship Program. These graduate students helped move forward our efforts to develop marine and estuarine indicators that capture the impacts of climate change affecting salmon in those habitats. ...

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Winner of 2022 Phillips Brewing Benefit Brew

September 21, 2022

The Salmon Watersheds Program has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Phillips Brewing Benefit Brew! One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the Benefit Brew (a delicious Mango Hazy ISA) goes directly to the Salmon Watersheds Program so we can continue our work to strengthen the baseline of scientific information available for wild Pacific salmon populations and their habitats. This work includes the Pacific Salmon Explorer, an online data visualization tool that characterizes the state of salmon populations and current human and environmental pressures on their freshwater habitats. ...

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Columbia River salmon data now available in the Pacific Salmon Explorer

May 3, 2022

The best publicly-available data for Pacific salmon in the Columbia River watershed is now available in the Pacific Salmon Explorer, an online data visualization tool developed by the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s (PSF) Salmon Watersheds Program, which now includes data on 90 per cent of salmon in B.C. The addition of the Columbia to the Pacific Salmon Explorer provides a snapshot of local salmon populations and current human and environmental pressures on their freshwater habitats. ...

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