Wild Salmon on the West Coast

Join Dave Scott from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation for a talk exploring the history of our relationship with salmon and their incredible importance to this area. 

This is a crucial time for wild salmon that depend on the Fraser River and estuary. The Fraser watershed hosts a remarkable diversity of wild Chinook, chum, coho, pink and sockeye salmon, all which rely on habitats in the Lower Fraser. However since European colonization the area has undergone a vast transformation, and the quantity and quality of salmon habitats have been drastically reduced. While both abundance and diversity of Fraser salmon have been compromised in the last century, millions of salmon continue to annually return to the watershed supporting First Nations, Recreational and Commercial fisheries. Today, a number of development proposals threaten to push the cumulative effects of human impacts past a tipping point.

Finally this talk will detail the work that Raincoast is conducting to protect and restore wild salmon populations for the ecosystems, wildlife and communities that rely on them.

Brought to you in collaboration with the Elders Council for Parks and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.




Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm


  • All Ages