Jul 30 2015

Donation to Pacific Salmon Foundation targets Skeena salmon

Posted by Coastal GasLink


Skeena River near Hazelton

As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, protection and performance, TransCanada is working with the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) to continue to develop comprehensive assessments of Skeena salmon populations and their habitats. The PSF’s Community Salmon Program supports habitat stewardship, pacific salmon enhancement and watershed education.

The PSF today announced financial and program support for four projects, supported by TransCanada. The projects aid the communities of Smithers, Terrace, New Hazleton and Burns Lake, and include:

  • enhancement of local salmon stocks
  • student and public education about salmon
  • salmon habitat rehabilitation and monitoring
  • rehabilitation of salmon habitat

TransCanada is proud to support the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s (PSF) Community Salmon program,” said Alex Pourbaix, EVP and President, Development at TransCanada. “Thanks to this program, communities and Aboriginal groups in northern B.C. are engaging in great work to protect Pacific salmon habitat by implementing salmon conservation initiatives in their own backyards.”

“We are also thrilled to support PSF’s ongoing research to identify the factors affecting Pacific salmon in the Skeena watershed – a critical need identified by PSF and the many surrounding communities that depend on this important resource.”

More information

Read more about the various Pacific Salmon Foundation projects: