Opportunity: Student Research Assistant – Lower Fraser Salmon Program

Join our team on the Lower Fraser river.

Work with Raincoast scientists in the Fraser Delta estuary

Misty MacDuffee, Dave Scott, Charlie Clark (Raincoast) and Lia Chalifour (UViC) doing surveys on the lower Fraser river. Image © Michael O. Snyder, www.michaelosnyder.com

We are seeking a research assistant to join our our team for a temporary (3-month) summer contract to assist in engaging with local stewardship groups and to map salmon habitat in ArcGIS. This contract will be focused on identifying the potential for salmon habitat restoration and protection throughout the Lower Fraser and documenting the aspirations of a variety of community and stewardship groups active in salmon habitat conservation. The successful applicant will work with Raincoast staff to engage these groups, map their areas of focus and their aspirations concerning salmon habitat protection and restoration.

The Fraser is one of the world’s great rivers. Historically it produced more salmon than any other place in North America. Its delta, which mixes fresh water with the Salish Sea, is also one of the Pacific Coast’s largest and most important estuaries. Raincoast’s Lower Fraser river salmon program is working to address key conservation issues affecting wild salmon in the Lower Fraser river, from Hope to the river’s estuary. As part of our work to create a vision for salmon in the Lower Fraser, it has become apparent that creating an accessible inventory of existing and potential salmon habitats would be a helpful tool for moving forward. Our goal is to map the potential for salmon habitat conservation and protection in the Lower Fraser River, bringing together existing data sets and identifying potential needs.

Find more details about the specifications, application deadline and contact information .