Pacific Salmon Foundation, Salmon Watersheds Program
- British Columbia
The Pacific Salmon Foundation, founded in 1987, is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon. Operating independently from government, The Foundation facilitates dialogue and undertakes positive initiatives in support of Pacific salmon amongst all levels of government including First Nations; as well as industry, communities, individual volunteers and all fishing interests.
For the past ten years, the Salmon Watersheds Program (formerly the Skeena Salmon Program) has worked collaboratively with First Nations, provincial, and federal governments to undertake standardized assessments of the status of salmon populations and their habitats in north and central British Columbia (BC), and make the data we assemble, and the assessments we undertake, broadly accessible to the public. In order to support the communication of, and open access to, salmon-related data, the Salmon Watersheds Program has developed an online data visualization tool called the Pacific Salmon Explorer (www.salmonexplorer.ca). The Pacific Salmon Explorer allows the public to explore information on the status of salmon populations and pressures on their habitats, as well as access source datasets used in the underlying analyses.