Pacific Salmon Foundation

Pacific Salmon Foundation supports citizens to become active in their backyard streams which in turn, leads to active, engaged citizens who are part of a self-determined community needed to address the complex issues facing salmon at the local, provincial and federal level. The Community Salmon Program (CSP) supports stewards who volunteer thousands of hours each year to monitor watersheds, develop and implement rehabilitation projects, educate and inform their community and advocate for the conservation and protection of our shared resource - salmon.  Relevance to Guardian Watchmen programs: Habitat assessment, habitat rehabilitation, stewardship and community planning, and stock assessments.

Regional Contact: 

Jim Shinkewski, Salmon Programs Coordinator (604) 664-7664

Grant Focus: 

Pacific Salmon Foundation supports citizens to become active in their backyard streams which in turn, leads to active, engaged citizens who are part of a self-determined community needed to address the complex issues facing salmon at the local, provincial and federal level. Our approach is to start small and grow the ripples that are created when a group of dedicated stewards come together to help wild salmon thrive. 

The Community Salmon Program (CSP) supports stewards whom volunteer thousands of hours each year to monitor watersheds, develop and implement rehabilitation projects, educate and inform their community and advocate for the conservation and protection of our shared resource - salmon.  The intended outcomes of the program are:

•    Increased and improved salmonid habitat
•    Increased community capacity and involvement in salmon enhancement, habitat protection/restoration and watershed stewardship activities
•    Increased public awareness and support of the social, environmental and economic value of Pacific salmon
•    Increased number of local community cash and in-kind project partners
•    Increased public understanding and support for rebuilding the salmon resource and their individual role in supporting wild salmon recovery
•    Increased collaboration among community stakeholders in salmon enhancement, habitat conservation and restoration projects, and ultimately
•    Increased abundance of healthy, sustainable, genetically diverse Pacific salmon in the wild.

Relevance to GW Programs: 

•    Habitat assessment
•    Habitat rehabilitation
•    Stock assessment
•    Stock enhancement
•    Education, outreach and training
•    Community stewardship
 

Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2016
Granting Amounts: 

Average are under $10K. Some have been substantial (over $50K).

Special Notes: 

Note: Two funding intakes: February 15 and October 15 Midnight.