Salmon Steward

Fall/Winter 2020

Salmon Steward is the official publication of the Pacific Salmon Foundation in British Columbia, Canada

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salmon Steward magazine 15 CHAMPIONS PSF and specifically the important efforts of volunteer streamkeepers working for salmon enhancement on the North Shore of Burrard Inlet. PSF was recently selected as the recipient of RBC Foundation's Tech for Nature grant that will provide $200,000 over two years to support climate adaptation projects in nearshore habitats. This project, overseen by the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project scientific team, will utilize proven satellite remote-sensing technologies to map the resilience and persistence of kelp throughout the Salish Sea. Kelp forest are extremely valuable rearing habitat for juvenile salmon, so this work and support from RBC Foundation could not be more timely. The support we have seen for our Community Salmon Program (CSP) during these difficult times has been nothing short of inspiring. Although we were unable to host the majority of our community fundraising dinners this year, Mosaic Forest Management shifted their funds to support PSF's Virtual Gala as a Silver Sponsor for the event. Mosaic Forest Management also continues to be a major Community Salmon Program supporter, providing annual funds that are distributed to a variety of projects. Neptune Terminals generously committed to a four-year contribution of $25,000 per annum to support CSP projects on the North Shore. Neptune Terminals is one of the largest bulk shipping terminals in North America and has been operating on the North Shore of Vancouver for more than 50 years. Their commitment to salmon projects in their area is unwavering. PUBLIC FISHERY/WHALE WATCHERS This was an extremely tough season for many recreational fishing lodges, charter operators, whale watching and eco-tourism operations and related businesses, many of whom support the work of PSF. Many businesses were closed for all/part of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 or fishing regulation issues. We wish them all the best and we truly appreciate the continued support of those who are able to do so. At Langara Island Lodge (LIL), the annual Red Boat Challenge derby regularly raises significant funds for PSF initiatives. Because of the pandemic, the lodge was closed all season but that didn't stop the generous past participants from seeing the need to continue support for PSF and our community partners. With LIL's enticement and with some very generous donations, the Red Boat Challenge crew and LIL raised an impressive $50,000 for PSF work, despite there not being a trip this year. n (KELP) RYAN MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY; (ORCAS) ORCA SPIRIT ADVENTURES; (BOTTOM) JEREMY KORESKI (Below) Neptune President Claus Thornberg (right) lends a hand with North Shore Streamkeeper Keegan Cassidy (left), alongside a DFO representative. If you're interested in learning about how you or your company can make a difference for Pacific salmon, please contact Cory Matheson via

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