Salmon Watersheds Program

photo by Paul Colangelo

Nass Salmon Data Live in the Pacific Salmon Explorer

January 30, 2019

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has collaborated with the Nisga'a, Gitanyow, and Gitxsan First Nations, LGL Limited, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to bring together the best available data for describing the dynamics and characteristics of all genetically, ecologically, and geographically distinct populations of salmon (known as Conservation Units under Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy) in the Nass Region. All of the compiled information has been visualized and made accessible to the public through an online platform, called the Pacific Salmon Explorer. This dynamic and interactive platform allows the public to track and compare status and trends among Nass salmon Conservation Units and explore the cumulative human and environmental pressures facing freshwater salmon habitats in the region. ...

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Central Coast Data Live in the Pacific Salmon Explorer

October 10, 2018

A new study undertaken by First Nations and the Pacific Salmon Foundation has provided significant new insights into wild Pacific salmon along the Central Coast of British Columbia. However, it also reveals that more information is needed to understand the complete situation for more than half of the 114 ecologically, geographically, and genetically distinct groups of wild salmon found on the Central Coast, including 62 of 84 sockeye populations. ...

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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!The Pacific Salmon Explorer is a customized, on-line data visualization tool that provides a deep understanding of the information that exists for salmon populations and habitat in the Skeena River watershed. ...

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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). 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.  ...

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