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Welcome to Skeenawild

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The Skeena watershed is home to 60,000 people

The Skeena watershed is one of the world’s last, large, intact wild salmon ecosystems that is also inhabited by a significant human population.

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Over 80 per cent of Skeena residents interact with wild salmon

Skeena salmon and steelhead are a major economic driver in the region, generating more than $100 million annually into the local economy.

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Stand for our salmon. Stand for the Skeena. Stand for our salmon. Stand for the Skeena.

Estuary Protection

The Flora Bank lie at the mouth of the Skeena River, one of North America’s great salmon superhighways. Flora Bank contains the highest abundances of juvenile salmon (25 times more) compared with all other sampled habitat in the Skeena River estuary.

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Responsible Development

SkeenaWild has engaged in a proactive initiative which we hope will shift the current boom-and-bust mind frame to one which supports industrial development that maintains the values of our local communities.

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Climate Change & Fisheries

Warming oceans and rivers, habitat loss and other pressures have Skeena wild salmon and steelhead in the crosshairs. These challenging times call on all of us to step up and be part of the solution.

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Mining Reform

Mining is a growing concern in the Skeena Watershed. Open pit mines pose significant threats to salmon, steelhead due to potential Selenium, Nitrate and Sulphate contamination.

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Science & Research

SkeenaWild engages in rigorous and applied scientific research on salmon ecosystems. In addition to ongoing fisheries and Wild Salmon Policy related research.

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Forestry & Land Use Planning

Our long-term goal is to move from outdated forestry practices and land use plans that do not protect functioning habitats to detailed indigenous-led ecosystem-based land use plans that protect culture, wildlife, ecosystems and local economies.

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The complexity, diversity and resilience of the Skeena and its people provide us a unique opportunity to do what needs to be done, to protect these fish and the communities and people that depend on them.

Greg Knox, SkeenaWild Executive Director

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