The mission of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society is to catalyze efforts to protect and restore British Columbia’s precious wild salmon. Located in Vancouver, the Canadian organization was formed in 1998 by salmon advocates who were active as analysts, writers, editors and ecologists.
Through scientific expertise, strategic alliances, outreach programs and innovative projects, Watershed Watch is at the forefront in sounding the alarm on threats to salmon and in prompting action to help them. The organization has been instrumental in informing the public about the following key issues concerning salmon: the threat posed by sea lice, water management, unsustainable harvesting, long-term benefits of saving wild salmon, impact of hydropower projects, First Nations’ monitoring of salmon and salmon habitat and the potential impacts of groundwater withdrawal.
In partnership with a diverse range of conservationists, restoration agencies, communities and First Nations, the organization fosters the exchange and understanding of information and the effectiveness of conservation initiatives. Watershed Watch chairs the Marine Conservation Caucus and acts as members of the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable, Energy Forum and other organizations.