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SkeenaWild Conservation Trust The Stream: Your Regional Update

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February 2016

This is the reality of what the BC government and foreign oil and gas interests want to put on top of the Skeena estuaries most critical juvenile salmon habitat. This month, four Russian experts will tour Skeena communities to discuss the impacts of an LNG facility on salmon and the environment.  Read on.

The Russians Tour Northwest Communities

Three scientists and a conservationist from Sakhalin Island off the Russian Coast will be touring the Northwest from Feb 10th - 17th to share their story on how LNG has impacted salmon.

The Russian scientists have studied the impacts extensively and will discuss their findings, with specific knowledge on dredging, light, and noise pollution. Petronas’ LNG project proposed for the mouth of the Skeena would have similar concerns.

Read their BIOS.

You are invited to attend one or all of the upcoming public presentations.


February 12th 7-9pm @ Lester Centre, Prince Rupert - Sponsored by Kaien Island Elders

February 13th 12-3pm Hazelton Location TBA - Sponsored by Gitxsan Waterhed Authority

February 15th 7-9pm @ The Old Church, Smithers - Sponsored by Friends of Wild Salmon

February 16th 7-9pm - Terrace Location TBA - Sponsored by Wild Salmon Centre


Lelu Island Declaration Update

First Nations Leaders and NDP members from throughout the Skeena Watershed signed the  "Lelu Island Declaration" on January 23rd, 2016 which forever protects ciritcal salmon habitat around Lelu Island, Flora and Agnew Banks from major industrial development, and in particular, the PNW LNG Plant proposal. This area contains 25 times more salmon juveniles than anywhere else in the Skeena estuary.

Hereditary leadership from Lax Kw'alaams, the Wet'suwet'en, Gitanyow, Gitxsan, Lake Babine Nation and Hailsa First Nations, as well as leaders from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and Kaien Island Elders Society are among the supporters of the Declaration and the document is open for other people to sign online.

Watch this video about the brave people of the Skeena River who have declared that the critical habitat at the mouth of the Skeena be protected for all time, as a refuge for wild salmon and marine resources, and is to be held in trust for all future generations.

Sign the Lelu Island Declaration



Live Streaming of TED2016

The theme is DREAM!  And the show will be streamed live at the SkeenaWild Headquarters on February 18th from 2pm to 7pm from TED2016 in Vancouver.

This is a free event with only 50 tickets available. Tix are available for pickup at SkeenaWild starting Feb 10. Any extra tix will be available at the door.

View the Schedule.
Check out the Facebook Event.

Sponsored by SkeenaWild and SNCIRE.


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