Our program is based out of Salmon Coast Field Station in the Broughton Archipelago, BC. We work with community volunteers to collect fin clips from salmon in rivers to build on the salmon genetic baseline. The baseline is used to inform local and large scale management.
Is to build on community driven management and conservation of salmon in the Broughton Archipelago and surrounding regions. We will fill in the genetic baseline of wild salmon in the region to aid in local management and conservation efforts. Of over 115 salmon runs in the region only 25 have any genetic samples collected and only 7 have enough information to truly capture the genetic diversity of a run.
What We've Achieved
- Established a relationship with the Molecular Genetics Lab at the Pacific Biological Station to run baseline building samples.
- Created a small and user friendly kit for collecting fin clips.
- Nimmo Bay Resort and West Coast helicopters have partnered with the project to collect fin clips from remote rivers in the Southern Great Bear Rainforerst.
- Blackfish Lodge is collecting fin clips to build the genetic baseline in the Broughton Archipelago.
- Collected over 1400 samples from the Broughton Archipelago and central coast since the inception of the program.
- Independent genetic analysis of kokanee salmon runs from Gilford island at the Rick Taylor lab at UBC.