Raincoast salmon team has published over 22 peer-reviewed scientific papers in a variety of academic journals. Increasingly, we use a two-eyed seeing approach which weaves western science with Indigenous knowledge to better understand the wildlife and ecosystems of coastal British Columbia.
We use monitoring to determine the quality and quantity of salmon habitat before and after our habitat restoration projects. We also monitor salmon populations over time to determine relative abundance. Information generated from our monitoring projects are used to inform holistic land-use policies and ecosystem-based governance.
We want to better understand Pacific salmon to fill information gaps and advance the recovery and long-term persistence of wild salmon on the landscape. Embracing this vision of wild salmon on the landscape requires consideration of salmon beyond their commodity value as catch, and embrace their value as spawning salmon in rivers, feeding wildlife, nourishing ecosystems, and influencing terrestrial landscapes.