The Canadian government’s approval of Roberts Bank Terminal 2 violates federal law under the Species at Risk Act.
Though the conclusions of the International Panel on Climate Change report are grim, protecting and restoring natural ecosystems is an effective step.
The clock is ticking for the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change to decide whether to approve or reject Roberts Bank Terminal 2.
Our work will inform ecosystem requirements for a sustainable, terminal salmon fishery that is Indigenous-led and ecosystem-based.
This work is part of our Fraser River Connectivity Project, our five-year restoration project to create openings in several of the man-made barriers in the Fraser Estuary that prevent the natural migration of juvenile salmon.
The largest container port in Canada is poised to get even larger. Listen to these interviews and learn about the context of the threat that building and operating Terminal 2 poses to the Fraser Estuary and the people and species that rely on it. You have until March 15th to submit a comment on the…
The project we are undertaking is to create a breach in the North Arm jetty
Globally, only 15.5% of the world’s coastal regions remain ecologically intact. In British Columbia, the Fraser River Estuary has already lost 85% of its floodplain habitat and over 100 species that live there are at risk of extinction. Now, they face another threat.
The Fraser is one of the world’s greatest salmon rivers. Despite the Lower Fraser representing only 5% of the entire watershed, it supports more than half of the watershed’s Chinook and chum, 65% of its coho, 80% of its pink, and significant populations of sockeye salmon.
n 2020, a federal review panel concluded that the Terminal 2 shipping expansion project would have significant adverse and cumulative effects to populations of Fraser Chinook.
That’s where Healthy Waters fits in. A new Raincoast initiative that brings into focus our tacit participation in the water cycle, our role in shaping the quality of water in our surroundings, and opportunities to construct an innovation agenda that tackles pressing pollution issues.
As we move into 2022, our Fraser River Estuary restoration efforts move towards the next target, the North Arm jetty. In late 2021, we finished our Coastal Restoration Fund project, a five year multi-million dollar initiative to restore connectivity between the main arm of the Fraser River and the marsh on Lulu Island’s Sturgeon Bank….