Urban Salmon Project


The BCIT Rivers Institute

The BCIT Rivers Institute is focused on the protection and restoration of rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes, and wetlands in British Columbia. It accomplishes its mission by teaching the

theory and practice of aquatic ecosystem restoration to students and industry professionals enrolled in the Ecological Restoration Degree Program. Through its work, it provides guidance and expertise for community-based restoration initiatives, conducts applied research, and mentors the next generation of ecological restoration professionals.

“It is not too late to continue to enjoy the best of both worlds if our growth becomes guided by sound knowledge, practical know-how, and the political will to grow in harmony with our natural environment. I am confident that … the River Ecology Chair and a Rivers Institute at BCIT will become a driving force for keeping BC a natural wonder of the developed world.”
– Rudy North

The Pacific Salmon Foundation

The Pacific Salmon Foundation, founded in 1987, is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

Operating independently from government, it facilitates dialogue, seeks science-based solutions and undertakes positive initiatives in support of Pacific salmon amongst all levels of government and with industry, universities, and communities.


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