Salmon-Safe events provide an opportunity to learn more about the Salmon-Safe program and process, to connect with other land managers and stewards, and to become a part of a community of practice dedicated to supporting ecosystem health. Recordings of our past webinars can be found on the Fraser Basin Council's YouTube Channel, on the Salmon-Safe Playlist.
Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2023-2024. Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates.
SWC Phosphorus Action Plan
February 16, 2023 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Nutrients are an essential part of healthy watersheds and aquatic ecosystems. However, excessive amounts, especially in the form of phosphorus, can reduce water clarity and quality for drinking and recreation, result in unpleasant odours, and – in a worst-case scenario – lead to harmful algae blooms that are toxic to people, pets and livestock. On February 16th, 2023, Salmon-Safe BC showcased the Shuswap Watershed Council's (SWC) Phosphorus Action Plan to learn more about the importance of nutrient management and how it can contribute to protecting and enhancing the water quality for aquatic ecosystem health.
Resilient Agriculture: Salmon-Safe Farms
January 26, 2023 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Climate change is having severe, and often adverse impacts on our agriculture sector in British Columbia. Challenges include fires, landslides, flooding, drought, invasive species, and more. Farmers must find creative and adaptive ways to become more resilient to a changing climate. On January 26th, 2023, Salmon-Safe BC showcased three of our amazing agriculture producers as they shared their experiences and the ways in which Salmon-Safe practices have helped them become more sustainable long-term.
Car Tires & Salmon: State of the Science and First Nations Perspectives
April 21, 2022 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
In 2020, a team led by researchers at the University of Washington and Washington State University discovered a chemical in tires called 6PPD that kills coho salmon in urban streams before they can spawn. On April 21, Salmon-Safe and Salmon-Safe BC will present an online session with WSU's Dr. Jenifer McIntyre updating the science on car tires & salmon as well as First Nation and Tribal leaders highlighting work to protect water quality and salmon from toxic roadway runoff across the Salish Sea.
Resilience: Salmon-Safe in a Changing Climate
March 3, 2022 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm
On March 3rd (12:30-1:30 PM PST) Salmon-Safe BC hosted an exciting webinar to reflect, explore, and discuss resilience in an urban context. We had an amazing panel to reflect on experiences of recent climate impacts, discuss resilience in practice through the use of green infrastructure, and explore the importance of resilient communities for future generations.
A recommended donation of $10 was encouraged to go towards recovery relief efforts for impacted communities across BC through Food Banks BC with a final donation of over $200! Click here to view the webinar recording!
LEPS: Salmon-Safe Certification for Farms Webinar
March 8, 2022 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Salmon-Safe Certification recognizes and rewards responsible, eco-friendly management practices that protect Pacific salmon habitat and enhance water quality. Learn how your farm can get certified and protect ecosystem health.
Introduction to the Salmon-Safe
Agriculture Program Webinar
May 26, 2021 from 12:30- 1:30 pm
Join us for an intro to the Salmon-Safe Agriculture program including presentations from our team and two certified BC agriculture sites. Our special guests include Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative, Osoyoos Larose Estate Winery, & Stewardship Partners, our Salmon-Safe delivery partners in the US. Click here to view the recording!
Car Tires & Salmon Health: Exploring New Research on Stormwater Impacts
February 19, 2021 from 12 pm - 1 pm
In this event, Salmon-Safe and Salmon-Safe BC held an online session introducing the groundbreaking new research related to tire dust killing coho salmon returning to urban waterways. A team led by researchers at the University of Washington and Washington State University have discovered a chemical in tires that kills the fish before they can spawn. Click here to view the event recording.
Creating Safe Cities for Salmon: Policy Alignment with Salmon-Safe
December 15, 2020 from 10 am - 12 pm
In partnership with the SFU Pacific Water Research Centre, Salmon-Safe BC is pleased to share a presentation by Andrea McDonald, a Masters of Resource Management (planning) candidate in the Resource and Environmental Management (REM) program at Simon Fraser University. Click here to view the event recording.
Salmon-Safe Communities Dialogue:
A Just Recovery for Urban Landscapes
September 22, 2020 from 11:30 - 1 pm
This event featured a presentation from Sierra Tasi Baker of Sky Spirit Consulting, a Coast Salish operated consulting company that focuses on Indigenous design, community engagement, and research methods. This presentation framed our facilitated dialogue that explored how Salmon-Safe can support and enhance ecosystem health through the development process.
Salmon-Safe Developer to Developer Dialogue
March 11, 2020 from 5-8 pm
This event featured three presenters who showcased examples of Salmon-Safe's application in the US and the Lower Mainland as well as explored areas of alignment with the City of Vancouver's Rain City Strategy. There was also opportunities to network and dialogue with Salmon-Safe champions and those who have an interest in the Salmon-Safe program
Introduction to Salmon-Safe Standards for Urban Development Webinar
February 6, 2020
This webinar is part of the Intro to Salmon-Safe certification for Urban Development series & is an opportunity for those involved in sustainable land & water management practices to develop a deeper understanding of the process behind Salmon-Safe certification and how it can support ecosystem health. Click here to view the webinar recording.
The Benefits of Salmon-Safe Certification for Urban Development
October 31, 2019
In this webinar, the benefits of Salmon-Safe certification are presented from four different perspectives, First Nations, Local Government, Certified Site, and Designer. This includes presentations from Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the City of Vancouver, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and DIALOG Design. Click here to view the webinar recording.