An opportunity to learn about the importance of improved connectivity in the Fraser River Estuary

Join us for a webinar discussing the upcoming North Arm Jetty Breaches Project with Metro Vancouver.

Join Dave Scott, Raincoast’s Lower Fraser Salmon Program Research and Restoration Coordinator, for an online information session about the upcoming North Arm Jetty Breaches Project and the importance of improved connectivity in the Fraser River Estuary. The session will include an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide input on the project.

The event is on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is working with Ducks Unlimited Canada and the South Coast Conservation Land Management Program to create up to three breaches in the Fraser Estuary North Arm Jetty.

The purpose of the breaches is to restore Fraser River Estuary tidal marsh habitat and improve access to this critical habitat for the benefit of juvenile salmon. The jetty extends from the northwestern tip of Iona Island, along the North Arm of the Fraser River. This project is aligned with the ecological restoration goals of the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects.

Metro Vancouver is supporting Raincoast’s project in several ways, including co-hosting this information session and sharing modelling information and data.

You can help

Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.