UBC Forestry and SFU researchers receive $1.25M to study cumulative effects on B.C. salmon

UBC Faculty of Forestry
December 15, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Salmon researchers from BC are embarking on a three-year study to understand and help mitigate the cumulative threats affecting the vulnerable species in the province’s watersheds. The Watershed Futures Initiative, which includes researchers from Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia and University of Montana, has received $1.25 million from the federal and provincial governments to tackle the combined impacts of logging, mining, urban development, agriculture, climate change and other factors on salmon. ….While the devastating effect of these risks are studied in isolation, there is an urgent need to improve both the science and management of cumulative effects in BC,” according to project lead Jonathan Moore. …Researchers will explore ongoing changes in salmon watersheds using remote sensing, synthesize scientific information to inform benchmarks and management targets, help identify potential paths forward, and connect groups working to improve the climate resilience of B.C.’s salmon watersheds.

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