Defending the salmon nursery that nurtures the entire Skeena system
The Skeena is British Columbia’s second most productive salmon river, the center of a $110 million fishing economy, and has been a source of sustenance for local First Nations for millennia. Now, there is a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal over Flora Bank, an intertidal area used by juveniles from 40 different populations of Skeena salmon as they enter salt water. The project would put the entire Skeena system at risk.
The small but powerful British Columbia-based SkeenaWild Conservation Trust mobilizes local communities, First Nations, and conservation advocates to stop the development and permanently protect the Skeena estuary. Through our Skeena Stronghold Partnership, Wild Salmon Center is supporting SkeenaWild and their allies with fundraising, communication, and technical expertise to win this fight for the future of one of the Pacific’s most beloved rivers.