SkeenaWild is helping to make a difference
We believe a global model to sustain salmon can sustain all species.
Formed in 2007, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is dedicated to making the Skeena River and nearby coastal communities a global model of sustainability where large human and salmon populations coexist. We are working with governments, First Nations, communities and individuals to sustain the long-term health and resilience of the wild salmon ecosystems and local communities.
Our Approach, Our Philosophy
Sustainability requires imagination, compassion and long-term balance. Salmon are the backbone of the diverse cultures, economy and ecosystem in the Skeena region. Protecting this iconic species is fundamental to maintaining and building a healthy watershed and local communities.
Habitat and Species Protection
We provide support, leadership and education regarding development that threatens the health, resilience and diversity of wild salmon and the habitats upon which they depend. We facilitate dialogue among residents of the watershed and work with communities and all levels of government to increase understanding of impacts from existing and proposed industrial development, improve proposed projects, and provide solutions.
Science and Research
We conduct and sponsor quality science and research relating relevant ecological, economic and social issues. Catalyze and support planning processes which advocate for ecologic, economic and social sustainability and resiliency.
Sustainable Fisheries Management
We collaborate with First Nations and conservation partners to reduce impacts on small vulnerable stocks, develop and implement rebuilding plans.
We strive to build relationships, create dialogue, solicit feedback, share stories and information. We do this through social and educational programs, annual events, and conversations in our communities. SkeenaWild supports the internationally recognized right of Indigenous people to free, prior and informed consent. We work hard to empower Skeena salmon communities to improve decision-making and long-term planning, and build a Skeena watershed regional identity. We believe a global model to sustain salmon can sustain all species.
SkeenaWild depends on support from a variety of revenue sources to carry out our science and research initiatives, habitat protection projects, community engagement and education programs.