Restoring Sumas Lake is an important step in B.C. flood recovery, climate adaptation and reconciliation

Restoring Sumas Lake is an important step in B.C. flood recovery, climate adaptation and reconciliation

We call on all governments to pause and reflect on an alternative path for the Sumas region – one that acknowledges the ongoing threat posed by climate-change-induced flooding, the cost and risk of “business as usual” and the need for innovative, informed and inspired regional planning to support climate adaptation and reconciliation.

Rising waters, pollution spillover, and salmon habitat in the Sumas Lake area of the Lower Fraser Valley: The catastrophic ‘atmospheric rivers’ of 2021

Rising waters, pollution spillover, and salmon habitat in the Sumas Lake area of the Lower Fraser Valley: The catastrophic ‘atmospheric rivers’ of 2021

November of 2021 was a month like many others for the temperate rainforest of coastal British Columbia – variable winds from the Southwest, skies grey, and an abundance of … precipitation. What set this year apart was the cumulative amount of rainfall in Vancouver – 312mm for the month of November – well above the…