December Newsletter 2016

December 1, 2016

The festive season is fast upon us, as we eagerly await 2017, our 10th anniversary year!! It’s quite hard to believe that the ASCF will have been in operation 10 years on 1 February 2017. To commemorate this event, we do anticipate a celebration I’ll elaborate upon in our next newsletter.

We are looking forward to another bumper year of great projects. It’s a fact that the number and quality of funding proposals has increased every year since we first called for proposals in 2008. It’s been a learning curve for all of us at the foundation, as well as for recipient groups, and it’s been rewarding. Make a note: our project proposal deadline for 2017 is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 15 December.

Our featured volunteer for November is Tom Callaghan, of Campbellton, NB. Tom is well known all along the Restigouche River as he has made the river an integral part of his life, and invested lots of time and energy into improving salmon conservation throughout the watershed. Tom is a veteran member of our New Brunswick Advisory Committee. For several years he served as General Manager of the Ristigouche Salmon Club, but was also a co-founder of the Restigouche River Watershed Management Council as well as serving on the Restigouche Camp Owners Association. Tom has a wealth of knowledge that has been of great help to the ASCF and our many funded conservation projects in New Brunswick.

Our featured project for December is being delivered by FaunENord seeking to learn more about the Atlantic salmon in the Ungava Bay area of Nunavik in Quebec’s far north. We are delighted to help support a conservation project in a completely new area for us, where data on salmon populations was deemed deficient by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). We certainly look forward to the project findings of this very interesting project!


Yours in conservation!

Stephen Chase