Steveston Jetty

A researcher's two hands hold up a plastic bag with salmon in the foreground, while behind marsh, water, and blue sky stretches out.

Ambitious habitat restoration project

In March of 2019, we began phase one of an ambitious habitat restoration project in the Fraser River Estuary. ⠀

We created three 50m breaches in the Steveston Jetty to allow juvenile salmon access to marshy habitat. ⠀

To sample …

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. …

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 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 …

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 …

Two people's hands holding up and pointing to a small clear container with small fish inside.

Win for salmon in Fraser Estuary

Within a month, juvenile salmon are already making their way through the breach Raincoast Conservation created in a jetty in the Fraser Estuary. A huge win for salmon who now have direct access to marshy habitats instead of being pushed straight out …

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