Over the past two months, we have explored what scientists, conservationists and community members can tell us about the history, vulnerability and connectivity of the Fraser Estuary.
On Wednesday, May 26th we will host the final episode of this webinar series. So far we have discussed the historical context of the estuary and loss of habitat, the use of the estuary by juvenile salmon, and in particular Harrison chinook, its importance for endangered Southern Resident killer whales and the perils they face from increased development in the estuary, the threat climate change and rising sea levels pose to salt marsh habitat and surrounding communities, and its role as a stopover site for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway.
In Episode 6, we will build on this learning with Morgan Guerin, a community member, past Councilor, and Senior Marine Planning Specialist for the Musqueam Nation. Morgan is also an artist who has developed materials for the c̓əsnaʔəm exhibit at the Musqueam Community Cultural Centre and he continues to share his knowledge, expertise and teachings through tool-kits for use in schools and other communities.
Our last episode will also include Raincoast’s Ross Dixon, Communications and Development Director. Ross helped develop Raincoast’s Lower Fraser Conservation Program, including the report, Toward a vision for salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser River.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 26th at 12 pm PST for our final episode as we discuss what can be done to restore and maintain the ecological resilience of the Estuary for the wildlife and communities that make this place home.
Connected Estuaries Host and Lower Fraser Salmon Program Coordinator.
Help us protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest
Together with Pender Islands Conservancy, we are raising funds to purchase and permanently protect a 45 acre forested property on the edge of the Salish Sea. The KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Canada. It is also among the most threatened in Canada. Protecting these forests is an investment in our collective future.
We are eight months into our campaign and are 65% of the way to our fundraising goal. This acquisition is a tangible way that you can help protect forest lands and build climate resilience!