Pacific Salmon Foundation



The Pacific Salmon Foundation is salmon first, salmon always.

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has been dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon for over 34 years. Pacific salmon are the lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest, with more than 130 animals and plant life depending on salmon for their survival, including orcas, grizzlies and eagles. We want to keep it that way.

Every gift is welcome. Over time, they add up to millions of dollars to protect B.C.’s lifeblood species.

“We believe in the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s vision because we’ve seen the results. Marine habitat has improved through the work of local stream keeping groups and the research conducted by PSF’s science teams. Our goal is to help the foundation continue its efforts to protect and restore wild Pacific salmon now and in the future.”– Jeff Giesbrecht, Chair of PSF’s Board of Directors, and Rosann Youck are two such donors.

For more information, please contact Margaret Buttner, Manager, Development at [email protected] or 604-664-7664.

Our Impact

There has never been a more challenging time for wild Pacific salmon in B.C. The decline in Pacific salmon populations is one of the most urgent environmental concerns for British Columbians.
Here are just some of the ways that PSF is supporting salmon:

Community Grants: Our Community Salmon Program is a grantmaking program that supports volunteer and community-driven organizations that undertake salmon conservation and restoration projects in B.C. and the Yukon. Every year, close to $1.5 million is disbursed to over 100 groups working hard for salmon.

Salmon Watersheds Program: Our team is actively strengthening the baseline of scientific information available for wild Pacific salmon populations and their habitats.

Science: PSF’s scientists have developed initiatives that take a watershed-wide approach to salmon management and connect multiple stakeholders (First Nations, government, communities, volunteers).

Urgent priority areas for advancing recovery, include:

  • projects to identify and address bottlenecks to survival for salmon (low water flow),
  • green shore initiatives (naturalize hardened shorelines),
  • climate adaptation strategies (protection from heat domes, wildfire recovery),
  • nearshore and estuary programs (marine debris clean-up, restoration of estuaries), and
  • the expansion of community-based science to continue to collect oceanographic information, map forage fish beaches and restore habitats along B.C.’s coastlines.


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Legal Name

Pacific Salmon Foundation

Charity Number

11907 5638 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Every gift is welcome. Over time, they add up to millions of dollars to protect B.C.’s lifeblood species. Whether you make a gift of cash, stocks and bonds, RRSPs, RRIFs, life insurance or other planned giving, your contribution will be used to:

  • Fund future scientists and biologists through bursaries and awards
  • Fund emergency restoration projects caused by climate change catastrophes
  • Support dedicated Community Salmon Program grants for volunteers, First Nations and Community Stewards undertaking salmon conservation projects.
  • Fund marine science initiatives – from shorelines to open ocean

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