Looking Back at a Remarkable Year at SkeenaWild

And Excited For The Year Ahead

Our Achievements Are Your Achievements

Over the last 12 months, SkeenaWild, our collaborators, and many of you in our communities have contributed to several accomplishments benefiting the Skeena Watershed and its salmon and steelhead. These include a reduction on the impacts of fisheries and an increase in Indigenous-led land use planning initiatives and habitat protection efforts. These proactive approaches not only protect critical habitats but also foster sustainable development and job opportunities for local communities. The B.C Mineral Act is to be reformed after Gitxaala and Ehattesaht First Nations won their Supreme Court case against the free entry claim-staking system meaning mineral claims will no longer be granted automatically without consideration of other values on the land. SkeenaWild is proud to have acted as an intervenor in support of the case. 2023 also saw us increase pressure on the Pacific Salmon Commission and Treaty to make Alaskan interception a high priority for Canada. None of this is possible without your support and your tax deductible donation help us protect Skeena salmon for years to come.
2023
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Mining Month, What Does It Mean

There have been some good news stories on BC Mining Reform these past few days. It's been great to see movement toward defending wild salmon and ensuring development doesn't happen at the expense of one of our most valuable resources.

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New Recommendations from Ocean Wise Recognize Sustainable B.C. Salmon Fisheries

Consumers want to buy sustainably caught seafood but for too long have been hampered by eco-labels that greenwash harmful industrial fisheries and exclude smaller-scale sustainable fisheries. This has especially been the case for Pacific salmon, where community-led Indigenous fisheries in British Columbia have been passed over by major ecolabels, while unsustainable interception fisheries in Alaska have enjoyed long-standing approval.

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Skeena 2024 Pre-Season Conditions and Forecast : How is it Affecting Wild Salmon?​

Let’s take a look at what we’re expecting to see with salmon returns to the Skeena this summer. Here we cover pre-season forecasts, as well as some of the marine and freshwater conditions from the past five years that may influence this year’s salmon returns. In general, pre-season forecasting has become less accurate in recent years due to greater environmental variability - which is why we at SkeenaWild continue to advocate for sustainable fisheries with in-season monitoring and adaptability to in-season abundances and conditions.

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