Pink salmon, whose species name is O.gorbuscha, are both the most abundant and the smallest of Pacific salmon. Spawning Pinks generally weigh from 1.5 to 3 kilograms and are always two years of age.
While in the Fraser, Pink salmon are the most plentiful in the odd years, on the north coast of BC and Alaska they are much more likely to return to rivers in the even years. But in some rivers in the North Pacific, Pinks can be found spawning in rivers every year.
Though millions of Pinks do return to rivers each year, they—like all other salmon—require habitat restoration to secure their future. So the Foundation funded community projects benefit the Pinks, too.