Today and tomorrow Raincoast is participating in the Watersheds 2020 forum.
Watersheds is a virtual gathering that brings together a diverse community of water leaders, including Indigenous Nations, watershed groups, local and provincial government staff, funders, scholars and researchers, practitioners and champions to build connections, learn, and explore opportunities for improved watershed decision-making.
Along with West Coast Environmental Law, Conservation Decisions Lab and Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, Raincoast has been a key member of the Lower Fraser Working Group that is exploring pathways for First Nations and community-driven governance that fosters the resilience of the Lower Fraser River and the species and people that rely on it.
At this year’s Watersheds 2020 Raincoast and our partners will share lessons and updates from the Lower Fraser Working Group. This will include some initial findings of our research examining investments in freshwater habitat restoration in the Lower Fraser over the last ten years. This research supports our goal of identifying opportunities for long-term funding for Indigenous-led restoration initiatives in the Lower Fraser River.