Podcast: Caitlyn Vernon on the Great Bear Rainforest, the secret origin of Sierra Club BC & listening like an orca

The BC Sierra Club has been at the forefront of eco-activism for almost 50 years. Mark Leiren-Young talks to their campaigns director, Caitlyn Vernon, about protecting the whales, the oceans and her award-winning book about the Great Bear Rainforest.

Podcast: Alexandra Morton on wild salmon, sick salmon & the Sea Shepherd

Alexandra Morton (@alex4salmon) is one of Canada’s most famous eco-activists. The best-selling author’s fight to save the west coast’s wild salmon attracted the attention of the Sea Shepherd Society and  launched Operation Virus Hunter – a mission to publicize Morton’s research into open sea salmon farms. Tune in if you care about oceans, orcas, salmon…

Trailer: Uninterrupted – a salmon spectacle

Pacific Salmon Foundation – Uninterrupted will transform Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge into a wild BC river this summer, immersing audiences in the incredible journey of migrating salmon. Original cinematography captured in BC rivers will be digitally mapped and projected across the underside of the bridge. The spectacle runs just under 30 minutes in length – and…

Stream Restoration Assistant- Cheticamp River Salmon Association

In this position, you will be mainly responsible for helping with habitat restoration work (e.g., installing in-stream structures, clearing blockages to improve fish passage, stabilizing eroding stream banks) and ecological monitoring (e.g., taking measurements on channel width & depth, collecting water quality data) on Aucoin Brook, a tributary of the Cheticamp River.
Deadline to apply: May 31st 2015

Salmon Art Charity Auction: “The Stamp Collection”

Pacific Salmon Foundation and Sandbar Restaurant present “The Stamp Collection,” featuring full-sized signed lithographs of salmon paintings from artists Curtis Atwater, Mark Hobson and Bill Munsie. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at Sandbar Seafood Restaurant from 5:30 to 8:30pm, and proceeds will support grants for volunteer-run salmon conservation projects in British Columbia.

Struggling with salmon farming and sustainability – Science Matters

The past few weeks have marked an interesting time for salmon and salmon farming in B.C. The first commercial-scale ocean-based closed-containment salmon farm tanks are being installed near Campbell River, B.C., and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) closed its public comment period on draft certification standards for salmon farms. Meanwhile, a survey commissioned by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council showed that most British Columbians support making wild Pacific salmon the province’s official fish.

Aquacultural Revolution

Aquacultural Revolution was created by filmmaker Damien Gillis, from Save Our Rivers Society, in collaboration with Watershed Watch Salmon Society (with support from the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform and Save Our Salmon.)

Metro Vancouver Ecological Plan to Save At-Risk Plant and Animal Species

Metro Vancouver has done a fantastic job of working with citizens across 22 municipalities, through events and forums, to manage growth, development, and sustainability for the region.  Their efforts to save 112 species of at-risk plants and animal species in parklands and ecologically important areas should be commended. I am hopeful that the B.C. government,…

Elsipogtog Salmon Restoration Project

The Salmon Restoration Project is a community initiative of the Elsipogtog Miimag First Nations to work on restoring the salmon populations in the Richibucto River.

Pacific Salmon Foundation

Founded in 1987, Pacific Salmon Foundation is an independent, politically neutral organization dedicated to rebuilding healthy sustainable and naturally diverse Pacific salmon stocks. We believe that action is more important than words; that collaboration and partnerships are more effective than finger pointing and blame. Pacific Salmon Foundation