Chinook salmon

Chinook salmon visible as dark shapes underwater in clear green shallow water in the Fraser river, beside the bank under blue and white skies

Invest in Pacific wild salmon

Pacific salmon are foundationally important to Canada’s wildlife, food security, cultures, and economy. Yet, salmon numbers have declined a lot in the last two decades despite millions of dollars invested annually in hatcheries.

Growing evidence indicates that billions of hungry …

An aerial view of the Fraser estuary with a city and mountains in the background.

Seven years in the Lower Fraser

In 2014, Raincoast initiated its work in the Lower Fraser River. From primary research and physical habitat restoration to engagement with communities, environmental reviews, and policy change, the scope of our work stretches from the beginning of the river’s gravel …

A big salmon is seen hovering over a rocky bed under water with sun rays shining down on it and the murky pale green water in the Fraser river estuary

Crucial time for wild salmon

This is a crucial time for wild salmon that depend on the Fraser River. Following years of decline in the number of Chinook and sockeye salmon returning to the Fraser, the last two years have seen the lowest on record, …

Two small Chinook salmon juveniles are seen in deep dark green waters of the Fraser river

Stop Terminal 2 expansion

Have you heard of Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 2 expansion?⠀

Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of its shipping terminal in the Fraser River Estuary.⠀

The construction of Terminal 2 will affect a key prey …

Underwater bright green reeds and a salmon exploring under them

Protecting the Stó:lō

Stó:lō, Dakelh, Lhtakoh, ?Elhdaqox. A river of such length has an equally long history. Long before the river’s current namesake explorer, Simon Fraser, ever arrived, Indigenous communities were shaped and were shaped by the river, of various names, and its …

Green water under the surface at the Fraser river estuary, and salmon seen as small darts swimming along in the water

Take action to protect Fraser river estuary

British Columbia’s Fraser Estuary is currently at risk from industrialization.

The proposed Terminal 2 expansion will further destroy and degrade wildlife habitat in the Fraser River Estuary, an area that is home to more than 100 species of wildlife at-risk …

Close up of orca whale, black and white head and body and front fins visible in clear green water

Recovery efforts for resident orcas

In 2019, we saw the most significant threat reduction measures the Canadian government has taken to date to support recovery of Southern Resident killer whales.

Our engagement with federal departments helped establish five technical working groups that focus on specific …

A flock of white and black snow geese with yellow beaks captured in mid flight as they crpwd out the blue in the sky, above paler blue waters of the Fraser Estuary

Help stop Terminal 2 expansion

In the heart of the Fraser Estuary, the Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of the Deltaport shipping terminal at Roberts Bank, putting further stress on an estuary which has already lost over 80% of its natural …

Close up photograph of an orca whale, white and black face and black body partially out of green water.

Southern Residents and recovery

In 2019, we saw the most significant threat reduction measures the Canadian government has taken to date to support recovery of Southern Resident killer whales. Through coordinated legal, scientific, and public outreach strategies, and government negotiations, Raincoast and our …

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 …

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