Tag 2024

31 May

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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29 May

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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15 May

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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13 May

2024 Education Summer Camps

Registration open for summer watershed and nature science for youth in the skeena! Experience science and nature in a wild space near you.

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26 Apr

Marine Stewardship Council to review Canadian conservation groups’ objections to Alaskan salmon “sustainable” certification

An independent adjudicator has accepted the formal objection of three B.C.-based conservation organizations to the certification of Alaskan salmon as “sustainable” by the UK-based Marine Stewardship Council

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19 Apr

B.C. conservation organizations fight Alaskan salmon “sustainable” certification

British Columbia conservation organizations SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, along with Watershed Watch Salmon Society, have filed a formal notice of objection with the U.K.-based Marine Stewardship Council in response to the proposed re-certification of Alaskan salmon fisheries as sustainable.

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18 Apr

Community Event: Earth Day Garbathon

To celebrate this year's Earth Day, join SkeenaWild, Greater Terrace Beautification Society, City of Terrace and Regional District or Kitimat-Stikine to clean up our communities, trails and rivers on Sunday, April 21st, 2024!

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3 Apr

Oolichan: A Keystone Species

It's the time of year when the Skeena River starts bustling- the infamous Ooligan run. Our communities look forward to this influx of birds along the Skeena every year, but did you know that the oolichan, or eulachon, or saak, is a small but essential fish species inhabiting the Pacific Northwest region?

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18 Mar

Swim The Skeena Challenge 2024

The mighty Skeena River runs 570km from the Sacred Headwaters (Spatsizi Plateau) to the Skeena Estuary near Lelu Island, passing various stunning and essential sites. Join this year's 'Swim The Skeena Challenge,' a joint partnership with SkeenaWild and the City of Terrace. Swim the equivalent distance of the Skeena River at the Terrace Aquatic Centre as we take you on a journey to learn about the spots along the way.

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17 Mar

You’re Invited: Alaskan Impact on BC Salmon Webinar

Our community’s campaign, ‘Alaska’s Dirty Secret,’ continues to gain momentum. New data exposes the number of B.C. wild salmon being caught by Alaskan fleets and the impact this has on conservation efforts in British Columbia.

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