Applied Research Request for ProposalOctober 2, 2018
Request for Proposals for a wild Atlantic salmon Applied Research project. The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) is seeking a suitable proponent organization, such as a community group, non-government organization (NGO), university or college, or indigenous organization, to carry out an applied research* project that will help contribute to the attainment of healthy and sustainable… Read More
September Newsletter 2018September 11, 2018
We’re now into the Fall stretch of our recipient’s 2018 field season. It’s hard to believe but summer is nearly over and that the end of streamside activities is in sight.
Volunteer Profile: Rob BurnettSeptember 11, 2018
Meet Rob Burnett, a member of our PEI Advisory Committee. Burnett was born in PEI but spent his summer vacations on his grandparent’s apple farm in the Annapolis Valley.
Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc.September 11, 2018
Everyone knows that before you can build anything you need a strong foundation. The latest ASCF funded project undertaken by the Humber Arm Environmental Association is making sure that is the case in the Humber River Watershed. It involved assessing and restoring streambank stability.
June Newsletter 2018June 25, 2018
Now that we are well into June you may be certain that all of our recipient groups are fully engaged in their conservation projects and research initiatives for 2018. This year is definitely a busy one with 65 single and multi-year projects unfolding across all five provinces.
Volunteer Profile: Greg JeddoreJune 25, 2018
Meet Greg Jeddore, a member of our NL Advisory Committee. For the past 17 years, Jeddore has worked with the Miawpukek First Nation (MFN) Natural Resources Department as their manager. He got involved with the ASCF a little over a year ago.
St. Mary’s River AssociationJune 25, 2018
Like many of the projects the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation funds, the most common end goal is restoring precious waterways to help make a more desirable environment for Atlantic salmon and other species.
2018 Grant AnnouncementsApril 18, 2018
Hello everyone, We are extremely excited to announce the Grant Recipients for 2018. Follow the links below to view the 2018 funded groups for each province. Please note that bilingual project descriptions can now be found on our website under “Projects” and “Year = 2018”. New Brunswick – English New Brunswick – French Newfoundland &… Read More
April Newsletter 2018April 3, 2018
Earlier last month, our Board of Directors met to review the several project funding recommendations provided by our six expert advisory committees. April is a busy time of year for our staff and the Board of Directors. This year we received nearly 100 proposals all of which were carefully reviewed by our expert advisory committee. As you know, the ASCF follows a collegial, yet rigorous, proposal assessment and scoring method to prepare conservation project grant recommendations. The process that works very well and resulted in the Board approving 66 great new projects for 2018.
Volunteer Profile: Pat WallApril 3, 2018
Meet Pat Wall, a member of our Nova Scotia Advisory Committee. “I’m a retired radiation specialist from Nova Scotia,” said Wall. “For over 40 years in my spare time, when not casting flies to illusive fish, I was also a freelance photographer and writer.”
University of New Brunswick – Dr. Allen CurryApril 3, 2018
The University of New Brunswick’s latest ASCF funded research project may not involve working out in nature and standing in cold rivers and streams, but it’s still very important to the future of Atlantic Salmon. The university has received $6900 in funding and is writing a scientific literature review describing the feeding behaviour and prey preferences of Striped Bass during its spawning period, with emphasis on salmonids.
January Newsletter 2018January 22, 2018
We are excited to start 2018 as our twelfth year of operation as a wild Atlantic salmon conservation organization and our 11th year in providing conservation project funding. It’s very rewarding to observe the many ways in which we have grown as an organization that is totally committed to supporting the conservation of Canada’s wild Atlantic salmon.