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SkeenaWild Conservation Trust The Stream: Your Regional Update

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April 2017

It's Spring! – It’s a time of renewal and to embrace the natural wonders of the Northwest. It’s an amazing place to behold, as the earth begins to wake up the natural ecosystems in the north come alive once more after a long winter. It also means it’s time for some Spring Cleaning.

This month find out how you can take action to help clean up your community and have input on how the Federal Government conducts environmental reviews in Canada.

Photo credit: Dan Mesec.

Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada Report Released

Throughout 2016 a panel of four experts traveled from coast-to-coast seeking input from Canadians as to how they should reform the environmental assessment process for major industrial projects.

SkeenaWild took part last December, calling for upfront consultations and to ensure independent science would be used to assess future projects. Those recommendations were upfront this month when the report was released. 

Read the report here, and take action by commenting here before May 5th.



Let’s Pull Together to protect Wild Salmon!

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values & Environmental Needs) has launched a campaign to support Indigenous legal challenges of Petronas’ LNG plant on Lelu Island.

RAVEN is proud to stand with the Tsimshian tribe of Gitwilgyoots, the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, the Gitxan House of Luutkudziiwus, and the Gitxan House of Gwininitxw to stop Petronas’ LNG export terminal in the pristine salmon habitats that have sustained Indigenous communities for millennia.

Help support the Indigenous legal actions by donating to the Wild for Salmon Fund today



32nd Annual Garb-a-thon is This Weekend, April 23rd, in Terrace!

Earth Day is quickly approaching and we’re gearing up for the annual Community and Riverside Garbage Pick up. This Sunday, April 23rd Terrace Beautification Society, SkeenaWild and the City of Terrace are proud to be hosting the 32nd Terrace and Area Garb-a-thon! This year the event will focus on riverbanks and illegal dumping grounds.

Meet at McDonalds between 12-4 to join the garbage clean up, find out garbage hotspots, get gloves, bags and other supplies.

Live music by Dr. Fishy and a BBQ (free for event participants) at George Little Park following the clean up. Please BYO plates and cutlery to reduce waste.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event page.



Lelu Island: We Can Win This One - The Cleanest Line.

Last month Patagonia’s blog featured a piece on the fight for Lelu Island. One of the most sensitive salmon habitats on the planet is being threatened by foreign LNG interests. But the Skeena has a reputation of being a formidable foe in these fights, and like many ill-conceived projects that have come before, we can win this one too.

Read the full article here!

Photo Credit: Tavish Campbell


Salmon People with Salmon Stories.

"I would say that my family considers salmon to be our neighbours. Passing up the creek beside our house, and occasionally coming over for dinner.

Pouring over maps as a kid, and being a canoe head, the shear size of this river drew me in.  Flowing from such a huge, untouched (for the most part), area of British Columbia.  I never thought i would be living here - in the Skeena region." - Ian Jonstone

Are you a salmon person? Do you have a Salmon Story? We want to hear your best crazy, funny and wildly entertaining fish stories from the Skeena! 

Connect and tell us your story at



Support of Every Kind.

It’s another year of paddling on the horizon and Aquabatics is definitely a place you should checkout. They have been longstanding supporters of SkeenaWild and always have an assortment of SkeenaWild swag kicking around for chilly nights and sunny days.

We’re grateful for all the work and support they continue to provide for the community.

Check them out on Facebook, or visit them in Smithers!



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