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2022 Notices 

SALISH SEA SALMON: RESILIENCE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
January 29, 2022: Elder College Saturday Speaker Series

A discussion on the health and future of Salish Sea salmon populations and the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Freshwater and Marine Climate Adaptation Strategies.

Presenters:
 
Isobel Pearsall PhD, Director, PSF Marine Science Program and Jason Hwang BSc, PSF VP Salmon

About The Talk:

Climate change is the greatest threat to wild Pacific salmon in our fresh water and marine ecosystems. Rivers and streams throughout B.C. are warming and flow patterns are changing. Warming temperatures change rainfall and snowmelt patterns often causing impassable waters for salmon. The warming waters of the Salish Sea affect the entire food web resulting in less food for salmon, increased disease and stress, and impacts to nearshore habitats. The Pacific Salmon Foundation works with experts across British Columbia to uncover and deploy action-based solutions to help wild Pacific salmon to adapt and survive.

How To Register:
Sign up from the following link:
https://adm.viu.ca/eldercollege/course-descriptors#Saturday-Speaker-Series

Go to the menu on the right, click on “how to register”.  
You can register by web, by phone, or in person.

Note: Participants in Elder College Speaker Events are not required to be regular students, but should be at least 50 years old.


ARTICLE OF INTEREST: SALMON AS A KEYSTONE SPECIES

"Salmon are a keystone species that is fundamental in holding the web of life together. They are one of the main food sources for bears and orcas, and one of the reasons why B.C.’s remaining old-growth forests are some of the largest in the world. When animals and birds feed on salmon, they tend to leave the bones on the forest floor, and these remains go on to fertilize the towering trees."

Read the full op-ed by Florence Baker in the National Observer, December 2nd, 2021.


MOUNT ARROWSMITH BIOSPHERE REGION NEWSLETTER

Click here to see the latest edition of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere (MABR) Newsletter. In addition to many relevant articles, be sure to check out the RDN "Regional Strategy for Rainwater Management”, which is critical for watershed health. Have your say by completing the survey on their website.