The Pacific Salmon Explorer
The Pacific Salmon Explorer is an online data visualization tool that displays information on the status of salmon and their habitats across British Columbia.
Working with First Nations, federal and provincial governments, and independent salmon experts we have compiled the best available data for more than 80% of BC’s salmon. The Pacific Salmon Explorer provides open access to data and has become an important tool to support our partners and others in salmon conservation and recovery efforts for at-risk salmon populations throughout BC.
The Salmon Watershed Program is committed to working with our partners in the years ahead to maintain, update, and improve upon the Pacific Salmon Explorer.
What can I find on the Pacific Salmon Explorer?
- Summaries of salmon status and trends across BC;
- Sixty years of data on salmon spawner abundance, catch, and productivity for salmon Conservation Units;
- Interactive maps displaying the status of freshwater salmon habitats from multiple habitat pressures;
- Biological status assessments completed by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada;
- Maps showing the location of proposed resource development projects that overlap with freshwater salmon habitat;
- Ability to download source datasets and print maps and figures.
Download an information sheet on the Pacific Salmon Explorer here.