November 15, 2010 12:30:02
Posted By Trish Hall

Continuing Studies in Science at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public presentation, “The Ups and Downs of Fraser River Sockeye” on Monday, December 6th, 2010 at 7:00 pm, Room 1420 at Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings, St., Vancouver).

Panelists will discuss their findings from an independent scientists’ think tank that will explore the following questions: Why was the return so large in 2010? How can you go from the worst to the best returns in one year? How do you manage for this kind of uncertainty?

For more information, visit the following website under “What’s New” and scroll down to December 6

Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, visit

If you are unable to attend, a statement from the think tank will be available after December 6th at the above noted website.

Categories: Events
November 9, 2010 10:12:51
Posted By Trish Hall

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is seeking your input in consideration of listing the Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Westslope populations) as “Special Concern” under the Species at Risk Act(SARA).

The Westslope populations of Rocky Mountain Sculpin are found only in the Flathead River in the southeastern corner of British Columbia. They are bottom dwelling fishes with relatively short lifespans. According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) who assessed the status of this species, changes in habitat quality due to sedimentation from road construction, maintenance and ATV use are considered threats to the Rocky Mountain Sculpin. In addition, COSEWIC identified that potential resource developments such as coal mining, gold mining, road building, railroad extensions, and town site developments could threaten existence of the Westslope populations of Rocky Mountain Sculpin.

For more information or to submit comments see  Comments are due by December 17, 2010.

Contact Michelle Li at (604) 666-2792 or email with any questions.

November 5, 2010 12:30:58
Posted By Trish Hall

A Fisheries biologist is sought to assist SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, an ambitious regional conservation initiative whose goal is to make the Skeena River watershed and nearby coastal communities a global model of ecologic and economic sustainability.  See the job posting for details.

Categories: Conservation News

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