Delta Nature presents Salmon of the Lower Fraser River and Estuary: Current Threats and Potential Solutions with Raincoast Conservation Foundation Lower Fraser program coordinator Dave Scott Tuesday in Tsawwassen.
The Fraser watershed hosts a remarkable diversity of wild chinook, chum, coho, pink and sockeye salmon, all of which rely on habitats in the Lower Fraser. Since European colonization this area has undergone a vast transformation, and the quantity and quality of salmon habitats have been drastically reduced, however, millions of salmon continue to annually return to the watershed supporting First Nations, recreational and commercial fisheries. Today, a number of development proposals threaten to push the cumulative effects of human impacts past a tipping point.
Scott holds a Masters degree in resource management from SFU. His work with RCF has included leading the Fraser estuary juvenile salmon research program, working with local conservation organizations on salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser, and submitting evidence as an intervenor in the reviews for the Trans Mountain expansion and Roberts Bank Terminal 2 projects.
The event is set for Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575-6th Ave., Tsawwassen.
All ages are welcome and the event is free.