This is a photo of a beach at low tide with a patch of tall marsh-like grass, and with a bearded man walking on the left of the image holding a yellow device in his left hand. It is a grey day.

Back at field work for the Fraser Connectivity Project

Just when I thought field work was over I find myself back out at Sturgeon Bank! Today @rileyfinnn and I are mapping marsh islands as part of long term monitoring investigating marsh recession as well as baseline data for monitoring any changes related to the Fraser Connectivity Project!

J16 and J26 on a smokey day in the Salish Sea.

Backgrounder: Emergency order under the Species at Risk Act

In May, the federal government concluded Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival and recovery, requiring a response under the Species at Risk Act. Five organizations — the David Suzuki Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance, the Natural Resources Defence Council, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and WWF Canada — petitioned the minister of fisheries and …

Backgrounder: Emergency order under the Species at Risk Act Read more »

J50 swims toward San Juan Island. Photo by NOAA.

Fisheries closures needed for killer whales | Raincoast Conservation Foundation

We have been working with partners to compel emergency action from the federal government and, given the dire situation that has unfolded over the last few weeks, we are now asking that they go further than the measures we have previously called for. Source: Fisheries closures needed for killer whales | Raincoast Conservation Foundation Fisheries …

Fisheries closures needed for killer whales | Raincoast Conservation Foundation Read more »

This is a photo of two small fish in a plastic specimen bag with a ruler and the raincoast logo in the background.

Last day of field season 2018!

Last day of the Fraser Connectivity Project field season for 2018 and I could not be happier to have captured both juvenile sockeye (left) and Chinook (right) at our last site in the middle arm just south of YVR! Thanks so much to all of our amazing volunteers and my fantastic team for an epic season!

This is a photo of three researchers standing on a marshy section of the coast with algae covered rocks dividing marsh from open water. Is is a sunny day.

August with the Fraser Connectivity Project

Can’t believe it’s already August, the Fraser Connectivity Project team is almost finished for the season but managed to catch this beautiful juvenile sockeye salmon this morning along with a few Chinook! Our day also included bringing some drone footage and checking out some potential jetty breach locations!!

This is a photo of 3 researchers collecting data from a fish net in an estuary. The sun is a bit low still and coming from the left.

Field work and a lonely juvenile coho

Starting our last week of field work for the Fraser Connectivity Project for this season with some beach seining and fyke netting in the blazing heat! Caught a lonely juvenile coho and a few Chinook this morning still using the estuary at the end of July as adult salmon begin to return!

A photo of a beach with a white plastic cylinder stuck in the sand, and with evergreen trees and mountains in the distance. It is sunny and looks midday.

Downloading water chemistry data today!

Today the Fraser Connectivity Project field work included downloading our water chemistry data! Thanks to this little data logger we have been able to record the salinity and temperature of the water in our project areas every five minutes since April!!

This is a photo of a man standing amid tall reeds in a marsh he is in the distance, and drinking from a water bottle. There is also a tall dead tree behind him and slightly left of center.

Fraser Connectivity Project in the heat

Today the Fraser Connectivity Project team is heading out in the heat conducting marsh vegetation surveys in our project and sampling areas! Thanks to Daniel Stewart and Ducks Unlimited-BC for training us last week, today we put our new skills to the test!  

Team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today while purse seining on the sandflats of the Fraser estuary.

The Fraser Connectivity Project team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today

The Fraser Connectivity Project team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today while purse seining on the sandflats of the Fraser estuary. We don’t catch a lot of fish in these areas compared to the eelgrass and marsh which provide much better habitat for juvenile salmon, but it is still an important part of our …

The Fraser Connectivity Project team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today Read more »

Scroll to Top