Blue grey Fraser river estuary with cargo ships and a fishing vessel in the deep water, foregrounded by four scientists standing on rocks on the shore looking at and discussing a green net at a breach

A vision for the coast, as we head into 2020

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated and shared our end of year fundraising drive. We are grateful to be surrounded by people, businesses and organizations that share our vision and are willing to invest in our initiatives. …

Close up of a map of streams and lost stream in the Fraser river watershed.

Searching for the Lower Fraser’s lost streams

In support of our efforts to conserve and restore wild salmon habitat, we’ve worked with Dr. Tara Martin’s Conservation Decisions Lab at the University of British Columbia to quantify the lost streams of the Lower Fraser River. This research has …

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 …

A man in full rain gear standing ankle deep in water with others behind him and bending over a white bucket which is also in the water.

Fraser River Update

Earlier this year we began the first phase of our five-year restoration project in the Fraser Estuary making breaches in the Steveston Jetty to allow young salmon access to Sturgeon Bank.

Since breaching the Jetty, we have been monitoring to …

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…

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 …

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