The Pacific Salmon Explorer
The Pacific Salmon Explorer is a centralized platform for storing, distributing, and visualizing salmon-related datasets in British Columbia.
The Pacific Salmon Explorer provides timely access to information on salmon populations and their habitats on British Columbia’s north and central coast. This information can help to support the development of conservation and management strategies for supporting the recovery of at-risk salmon populations. Work is currently underway to scale the Pacific Salmon Explorer up to all salmon-bearing watersheds in British Columbia and the Yukon.
What can I find on the Pacific Salmon Explorer?
- Sixty years of population data (e.g. spawner abundance, harvest) for Chinook, coho, chum, pink and sockeye salmon populations;
- Interactive maps displaying the risk of degradation to freshwater salmon habitats from multiple human and environmental pressures;
- Assessments of the biological status of salmon populations in comparison to different benchmarks;
- Maps showing the location of both existing and proposed resource development projects that may overlap with salmon habitat;
- Summary reports for geographically and genetically distinct populations of salmon (known as Conservation Units under Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy);
- Ability to download source datasets and print maps and figures.
Download an information sheet on the Pacific Salmon Explorer here.