Wild Border Watersheds


A database of information resources on the transboundary region’s ecology, cultures and industrial proposals. Use the search tools below to find the resources you are looking for.

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Salmon Resources

Water Is Life Video: the Stikine River

An Inside Passage Waterkeeper video showing how the clean, rich waters of the Stikine River feed the communities of Telegraph Creek, Wrangell, and Petersburg. 

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Sub-lethal Metal Toxicity Effects on Salmonids: A Review

A SkeenaWild report on heavy metals and the lowest concentrations of metals reported to cause sub-lethal effects on salmonids. Heavy metals are common pollutants of aquatic systems, often associated with human activities such as hard-rock mining. Fish are vulnerable to metals because of sensitive organs that are continuously in contact with water, and because metals are highly soluble in water. 

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Spreading The Risk: Population Diversity Boosts Fishery Resilience

Nature article on population diversity in salmon species that suggests reducing the homogenizing effects of hatcheries on genetic diversity, protecting weak stocks from over-harvesting, and maintaining intact habitat networks should be prioritized.

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Pacific Salmon Resources in Northern British Columbia and Yukon Transboundary Rivers

A Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council report examining wild salmon resources in Canadian portions of northern BC and Yukon transboundary rivers. The report notes: "There is limited scientific information, priority identification, or relevant information available to help protect the tranboundary region’s most sensitive spawning and rearing salmon habitats and watersheds being exposed to major resource extraction project development and expansion – i.e. mining in Taku, Stikine, and Alsek, and placer mining regime in Upper Yukon, as well as hydro electric installations, coal bed methane projects, pipelines and transmission corridors."

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A Taku Salmon Stronghold

An appraisal of the potential to establish a Taku Salmon Stronghold, with a review of the Taku watershed’s salmon values in relation to the scientific criteria and other qualifications established by the North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership.

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Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon

A report outlining Canada's Wild Salmon Policy, from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 

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State of the Salmon

State of the Salmon (SoS) is a Wild Salmon Center program that builds knowledge across borders, linking a greater understanding of Pacific salmon to their improved management and conservation around the Pacific Rim.

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Southeast Alaska Salmon and Trout: A $1Billion Economic Engine

A Trout Unlimited report on the economic importance of salmon and trout to the economy of southeast Alaska. 

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The Salmon Project

The Salmon Project is about Alaskans deep, personal relationships with wild salmon.

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The Death of Wild Salmon By A Thousand Cuts

A summary report by scientists at the Flathead Lake Biological Station outlining the cumulative stresses faced by wild Pacific salmon.

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Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council

The Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council provides independent advice on conservation and environmental sustainability of Pacific salmon stocks and their freshwater and ocean habitats. The Council’s role is to advise the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the British Columbia Minister of Fisheries and the public.

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Pacific Salmon Commission

The Pacific Salmon Commission is the body formed by the governments of Canada and the United States to implement the Pacific Salmon Treaty, for the conservation, rational management, and optimum production of Pacific Salmon.

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