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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2020
 

Provincial Community Salmon Program Funding Announcement
 

VANCOUVER – The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) announces the opening of the Community Salmon Program Fall 2020 funding round. Community Salmon Program grants support projects from across British Columbia and the Yukon, with a focus on habitat stewardship, salmon enhancement, science and education. Please share this opportunity with members of your community as the application process closes October 15, 2020.

  

Project types eligible for Community Salmon Program funding must provide benefit to wild Pacific salmon or their habitats and qualify under one of the following categories:

  • Habitat assessment
  • Habitat rehabilitation
  • Stock assessment
  • Stock rehabilitation
  • Education and outreach
  • Stewardship and community planning

 

Applications are ranked and scored based on benefit, feasibility, community support and engagement, and volunteer involvement. As funding is competitive, preference may be given to applications addressing urgent and high-priority salmon stocks or habitat.

  

Online application process:
Access PSF’s online web portal, https://psf.smapply.ca to review eligibility criteria and create an account. Project applications will be adjudicated in early December and all applicants will be notified by email shortly after.
 

PSF’s Community Salmon Program is funded primarily from sales of the federal government’s Salmon Conservation Stamp. The Salmon Stamp is purchased annually by saltwater anglers who participate in the public fishery. Proceeds from the $6 stamp are returned to British Columbia through PSF, generating nearly $1.5 million for community grants annually. The Province of British Columbia also contributed funds to Community Salmon Program as part of a $5 million grant, through 2023 to address the immediate and ongoing needs of Pacific salmon and their habitats.

 

Contact 

Jim Shinkewski
Manager, Community Salmon Program
Pacific Salmon Foundation

Cell: 604-783-8168
jshinkewski@psf.ca
 

About the Pacific Salmon Foundation:

PSF is the independent, thoughtful leader and catalyst in conservation, restoration, and enhancement of Pacific salmon and their ecosystems through strategic partnerships and leveraged use of resources. www.psf.ca

Media Contacts

For media inquiries contact:
Pacific Salmon Foundation 
Elayne Sun 
Manager, Communications and Marketing
esun@psf.ca