Putting Salmon First: Dialogue and Impacts
The Pacific Salmon Foundation, founded in 1987, is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon. Operating independently from government, The Foundation facilitates dialogue and undertakes positive initiatives in support of Pacific salmon amongst all levels of government including First Nations; as well as industry, communities, individual volunteers and all fishing interests.
The Pacific Salmon Foundation exists to support ‘salmon communities’ in their efforts, promote awareness of this keystone species, and guide the sustainable future of wild Pacific salmon and their habitat.
We are a catalyst – working to accelerate the regeneration of wild Pacific salmon, an invaluable natural resource.
MP Randy Kamp, flanked by Michael Meneer (L) and Dianne Ramage (R) of the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
The Foundation partnered with B.C. MP’s to secure $1 million more in funds for community projects by increasing its share of Salmon Stamp user fees and worked with Fisheries and Oceans Canada on creation of the federal Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program.
We steward the investment of our available resources – both human and financial – to optimize our collective return. We are a vocal advocate, speaking as the voice of the salmon community to articulate the issues affecting our mandate.
Children paint fish at the Foundation’s biennial Pink Salmon Festival. An event to educate the public about Pink salmon as a sustainable alternative to other species and salmon’s role in supporting B.C. culture and ecosystems.
With ongoing education, partnership and collaboration, we will positively transform people’s outlook to realize the connection wild Pacific salmon have with everything that is British Columbia.