tall wooden pole connected to a crane looms over blue water with the shore visible on the other side under blue skies

Phase 2 breach construction ends

Phase 2 breach construction at the Steveston jetty east breach wrapped up Friday and everything went great.

We are conducting our construction in two phases. Last year we removed 1.5 meters of rock from the jetty in three 50 meter …

A small sockeye in a green net filled with water.

Early Sockeye

Sockeye fry in the estuary in August? We caught this little beauty in the estuary this morning, the first time we have ever captured a juvenile sockeye rearing in the estuary this late in the season!!

While most sockeye remain …

Small paw prints five in a line visible on sand

Coyote tracks in the Fraser estuary

Did you know coyotes are common in the Fraser estuary? We found these tracks while doing vegetation surveys today, and they lead right to our jetty breach.

Photo by David Scott.

#fraserconnectivityproject #pseclab #coyotes…

A picture of Dave holding a tub of water with a silver fish in it, and beaming. Underneath it reads "Salmon and Nature of the Coldwater River."

Dave at Bass Coast

Boom! Check me out on the Bass Coast workshop schedule for this year! So stoked!! If you’re there on Thursday please come check out my workshop about the salmon and nature of the Coldwater River!!!

A digital schedule with Salmon and Nature of the Coldwater River slotted in under the 'Saturday' heading from 2pm-3:30pm on July 13th 2019.
Two people, one kneeling down, doing research in a marshy area. The sky is blue with white clouds above them.

Marsh vegetation surveys in Steveston

Putting lessons into practice! The Fraser Connectivity Project team started our marsh vegetation surveys this afternoon thanks to the id clinic we attended last week, put on by the very knowledgeable Dan Stewart. Thanks Ducks Unlimited-BC for the invite!!…

The backs of peoples' heads in the foreground looking towards a screen with an image of an estuary projected onto it.

Starting with Fraser River

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to learn about the road to recovery for the Southern Resident killer whales at the temple of stoke! It all starts with recovering Fraser River Chinook salmon populations!…

Computer and a pole visible among stalks of green grass by the banks of water

Office in the field

This is yesterday’s office.

Here I am downloading data from my data logger which is installed on one of our breaches of the Steveston jetty.

A quick glance at the data shows that the beaches are …

Raincoast staff scientist in yellow rain jacket holds up a plastic sampler bag filled with water and a small fish inside it.

Rare cutthroat trout

This little beauty made a rainy morning so worth it. This is the first cutthroat trout we have captured in the Fraser estuary in four years of sampling.

Sea run cutthroat trout exist but are very low in abundance. It …

Presenter in grey shirt in a meeting room with a slide projecter

Salmon ocean ecology meeting in Portland

I enjoyed presenting and learning from all the great research presented at the salmon ocean ecology meeting in Portland this weekend. There were many great talks and much to learn about the status of salmon and the ocean conditions they …

Four Raincoast staff stand on one bank while another stands on the opposite bank and watch a green net across the Fraser river

Making a positive difference to salmon

The success continues for our Fraser Connectivity Project. We had another great day surveying our jetty breaches today.

We caught over 100 juvenile salmon both chum and Chinook moving through our east breach in just two hours. It feels so …

Person carrying a big piece of driftwood under a blue sky

On the Sturgeon Bank

Eco warrior Kyle Armstrong cleaning up the Sturgeon Bank wildlife management area one piece at a time.

Photo by Dave Scott.

@mr.quayle @dave.scott.bc #SturgeonBank…

Aerial view of the Fraser River Sturgeon Bank. Picture has bright blue skies with some scattered white clouds on the horizon and blue river flowing between marsh land.

Fraser connectivity project monitoring continues

On a windy but beautiful morning out in the marsh at Sturgeon Bank, Fraser connectivity project monitoring continues. The juvenile salmon outmigration is in full swing with both chum and Chinook abundant in the estuary.

#letsmakethefrasergreatagain …

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