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2018 Grant Announcements

April 18, 2018

April Newsletter 2018

April 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 Wall

April 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 Curry

April 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 2018

January 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.

Central Queens Wildlife Federation

January 22, 2018

Many of the projects our partners undertake to help the Atlantic salmon involve working to restore habitat and improve conditions. This holds true for the Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation (CQWF).

Volunteer Profile: Allyson Heustis

January 22, 2018

Meet Allyson Heustis, the new Conservation Program Coordinator with the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation. She is responsible for projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

November Newsletter 2017

November 16, 2017

I anticipate that when you read this you will likely be in full holiday season mode. Perhaps you are making New Year’s resolutions on how you can help improve salmon conservation, and I’m certain you are considering new angling opportunities, with improved salmon returns over 2017. I share those wishes with you!

Memorial University of Newfoundland: Dr. Michael van Zyll de Jong

November 6, 2017

Everyone can use a little help overcoming obstacles in their way, especially if their lives depend on it.

Volunteer Profile – Darryl Murrant

November 3, 2017

Meet Darryl Murrant, a member of our Nova Scotia Advisory Committee.

Conservationist Profile – Ben Whalen (KWRC)

October 6, 2017

Ben Whalen is the project manager for the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee (KWRC).

Miawpukek First Nation

October 6, 2017

Remember the song from Sesame Street, “Who are the people in your neighbourhood?” Well, Miawpukek First Nation (MFN) wants to know who are the fish in their neighbourhood.