Over 190 species of plants and animals depend on salmon: from algae and mosses to bears, whales and people. For salmon to survive and thrive, these genetically diverse fish need access to healthy habitat, food, good water quality and enough water in streams. Achieving healthy, sustainable and naturally diverse Pacific salmon stocks requires time, money and dedicated people.

The Pacific Salmon Foundation was established in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild wild Pacific salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

The Foundation:

  • Raises money and makes grants to volunteer organizations that work on behalf of salmon across the province – $9 million invested in volunteer-driven salmon projects that have engaged more than 35,000 volunteers.
  • Manages multi-million dollar initiatives in the Skeena and Fraser River watersheds in partnership with industry, provincial and federal governments and other foundations.
  • Advances scientific and evidence-based solutions to challenges facing wild Pacific salmon.
  • Serves as a voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and the ecosystems that depend on them.
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