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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-664-7664.
As a result of 150 years of development coupled with the growing impacts of climate change, Pacific salmon in B.C. face unprecedented pressures, and the decline in Pacific salmon populations is one of the most urgent environmental concerns for British Columbians.
Here are PSF’s strategies for supporting salmon:
Salmon Watersheds Program: is actively strengthening the baseline of scientific information available for wild Pacific salmon populations and their habitats.
Community Grants: The Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program is a grantmaking program that supports volunteer and community-driven organizations that undertake salmon conservation and restoration projects in British Columbia and the Yukon.
Science: PSF has developed initiatives that take a watershed-wide approach to salmon management and connect multiple stakeholders (First Nations, government, communities, volunteers) and bridge information gaps.
Urgent priority areas for advancing recovery, including:
- 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 guides),
- 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.