Fresh Ideas: Banding together to save salmon in the Skeena

Interested in getting the inside scoop on alliance-building in efforts to limit fracking and save salmon in British Columbia? Curious about how the campaign to stop the Pacific NorthWest LNG plant in the Skeena might help your own efforts to protect fresh water?

In May 2015, the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation unanimously voted against the Pacific NorthWest liquified fracked gas plant proposed for Lelu Island in the Skeena River estuary, near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The $11-billion facility would cause significant damage to Flora Bank, a rare and sandy eelgrass bed adjacent to Lelu that is vital habitat for the second largest salmon run in Canada, and would impact the Skeena salmon commercial and sport fisheries which generate more than $110 million for the region every year. Northern BC First Nations leaders, environmental organizations, scientists, businesses, unions, university groups, and faith groups from across the province are all working together to oppose this project.

Join us for this free webinar for a behind-the-scenes look at alliance-building and the science behind the risk of LNG projects in British Columbia, and how can we come together as a freshwater community to support initiatives for freshwater protection in other parts of the province!

This webinar is part of the Canadian Freshwater Allliance's "Fresh Ideas" series which highlights success stories and innovative ideas in freshwater protection and advocacy across the country. Hosted with the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition.

With Special Guests:

+ Yahaan, Hereditary Chief of the Gitwilgyoots, one of the nine allied tribes of Lax Kw'alaams First Nation on the north coast of British Columbia

+ Dr. Jonathan Moore, Liber Ero Chair in Coastal Science and Management and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Resource and Management - Simon Fraser University

+ Shannon McPhail, Executive Director - Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

+ Des Nobels, Northern Outreach Coordinator - T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation

FREE webinar! Thursday, January 14th, 10-11 AM Pacific/1-2 PM Eastern.

January 14, 2016 at 10am - 11am

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