Bruce Hill (1946-2017)


We are saddened to share news of the passing of a member of our SkeenaWild family. Bruce Hill was an indomitable spirit and tireless conservation champion who dedicated his life to the wild salmon and wild places of Northwest British Columbia that we all love. He was also a father, grandfather, husband and dear friend of so many in our region.

Bruce’s work was instrumental in the protection of the Kitlope Valley, the moratorium on fish farms on the north coast, important fishery management reforms, the protection of the Sacred Headwaters, the cancellation of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and the battle to protect Lelu Island. Bruce helped found SkeenaWild, served as its long-time advisor, and worked for us as an employee for the past several years.

Many of you have contacted us to ask if there is a way you can make donations in Bruce’s memory. Bruce always held much admiration for young people who have the courage to take a stand. His family would like to establish a bursary fund to help young people and new activists from our region access leadership training. To donate towards this initiative, please click on the button below.

Please join Bruce's family to celebrate and honour his life: Saturday, October 21 from 2pm to 11pm at the Thornhill Community Centre. Doors open at 2:00 and we invite guests to join us for food and drinks afterward. Bruce's only wish for this gathering was that we celebrate rather than mourn, and that we not wear black. Please RSVP to or via the event's Facebook Page.

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