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These educational resources will help you navigate some of the issues facing wild salmon so that you can take meaningful action and spearhead social change in your local community.

 

Wild Salmon are keystone species of immeasurable ecosystem, spiritual and cultural importance. These species are the essential connector for people, animals, trees and the environment.  As they provide food on our tables they are of great economic importance as well. Human activities and climate change per se are posing threats to our Pacific wild salmon.  The specific species of wild salmon (chinook, sockeye, pink, coho, and chum) have been differentially affected, but all of them have shown dramatically diminished numbers leading to some of the lowest recorded levels in recent years. You can make a huge impact on tackling the issues surrounding declines in wild salmon populations, thus benefiting humans and the other ~250 species that rely upon wild salmon for their livelihood. At the same time, we make our communities a better place to live by honouring the homes and vitality of all inhabitants, not just humans.

 

Wild salmon youth action kit:

Wild Salmon Youth Conservation Kit

 

Urban Salmon Documentary: This short film created by Fernando Lessa and supported by Take a Stand and Watershed Watch features the story of the fish in the Urban Environment. Once abundant, this amazing fish was almost extinguished from our cityscape. Inspired by the passion and dedication from Metro Vancouver Streamkeepers, the documentary tells the story of how our urban streams were restored and salmon brought back to our backyards.

 

Videos Featuring Salmon Experts & Stewards – supplied as video clips on Dropbox

 

Dr. Jonathan Moore, SFU Professor – holds the Liber Ero Research Chair of Coastal Science and Management. Jonathan received his PhD from University of Washington and has researched salmon and their watersheds, from Alaska to California to British Columbia. He studies freshwater biodiversity, watersheds, and global change, with particular focus on BC’s rivers and their salmon, and he has published over 100 papers on these topics. He works closely with a diverse array of collaborators and partner organizations to codevelop research and communicate their findings and thereby contribute to positive watershed change.

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Misty MacDuffee, Biologist and Program Director, Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Misty MacDuffee is a conservation biologist and Program Director at Raincoast Conservation Doundation with a focus on fisheries ecology in salmon ecosystems. For the past 15 years, she has undertaken various types of field, laboratory, technical and conservation assessments in the salmon-bearing watersheds of the BC coast. She has a particular interest in the role of salmon as critical food sources for wildlife and incorporating their needs into salmon management decisions. She is also interested in historic stock assessment and run reconstructions in salmon watersheds. The application of her work is to implement ecosystem considerations in fisheries management This often requires her engagement with management, dialogue and stakeholder forums that affect fisheries and wildlife policy. She is knowledgeable on, and passionate about, addressing Chinook salmon population dynamics to help our endangered Southern Resident orcas.

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Bob ( Galagame’) Chamberlin, Indigenous Leader

Bob provided14 years of tested and proven leadership as elected Chief Councillor for the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation. He also successfully served as the Vice-President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs for three consecutive three-year terms. A Consultant and Leader of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, this work and his background has taken him across the country and the world advocating for human rights and environmental justice. He is particularly focused on housing, safe drinking water, the needs of children and families, and protecting our environment. He has tirelessly worked to remove fish farms from wild salmon migration routes and has been a champion of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People for the first time in Canada.

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David Scott, Salmon Restoration Coordinator (Raincoast) & Ph.D. Candidate

Dave Scott is a salmon biologist with a focus on understanding juvenile salmon life histories to facilitate better restoration planning. He is currently a PhD student in the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory at UBC where he studies under highly renowned salmon researcher Dr. Scott Hinch. Dave’s PhD research focuses on understanding juvenile Chinook estuary reliance through field research capturing out migrating juvenile salmon in the Fraser River estuary along with laboratory studies conducted at UBC. Dave also leads Raincoast’s Fraser Estuary Connectivity Project which has created three large breaches in the Steveston Jetty, reconnecting the river to its delta after over 100 years. As part of his research Dave also leads our effectiveness monitoring which has demonstrated the movement of juvenile salmon through the newly created breaches along with measuring changes in the distribution of freshwater and sediments and changes in vegetation.

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Norm Hann, Youth Educator and Expedition Leader

see bio under About Us, Our team (you could repeat it here)

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Note that the section below (i.e. bio of Bruce & Film clip) is not available yet – so you don’t need to put on the website.

 

Bruce MacDonald, Historian

Bruce Macdonald (b. 1948) is a Vancouver historian and author of the city’s first visual history book. More on Bruce! is a delightful and important book. This stunning and important book is a full-colour historical atlas that brings to life Vancouver’s first fourteen decades, beginning with a map of the 1850s depicting the land use, economy and settlement patterns of its first peoples, and ending with a map of the 1980s. Important to Our Salmon it documents Vancouver’s salmon rivers of the past.

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Youth Wild Salmon Artworks!(jpgs)

 

Sockeye Salmon VR films – coming soon

 

Salmon Journey E-book: coming soon