June Newsletter 2015June 3, 2015
We are now into June and our recipient groups are well underway in their 2015 field season. We are hopeful of making more gains in salmon conservation given the 65 great projects we are supporting this year.
Last month I mentioned our planned launch of the “Salmon Hub” coming up later this year. The Salmon Hub will bring into one searchable source as much, salmon and salmon habitat conservation information, reports, manuals and scientific studies as are publicly available, internationally. Our goal is to have “Salmon Hub” become the “go to” source of information for conservation groups, researchers and others concerned with wild Atlantic salmon conservation.
In May, David Reddin, our Scientist Emeritus and a member of our Central Advisory Committee, presented recommendations to the St. John’s, NL meeting of the Minister’s Committee on Atlantic Salmon Issues. As in our earlier presentation to the Committee, several constructive solutions to the many of the various issues associated with salmon survival were provided, with excellent feedback.
Alan McNeill is our featured volunteer of the month. Alan is a founding member of our Nova Scotia Advisory Committee, and has lent his expertise to project funding recommendations since 2007. Al serves as Manager of Inland Fisheries with the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and has been an excellent source of good advice to the Foundation.
This month we are also profiling the workof the New Brunswick group, l’Association des Bassins Versants de la Grande et Petite Rivière Tracadie Inc.(Big and Little Tracadie Rivers Watershed Association). They are conducting a three year initiative to develop and strategic plan for the Little Tracadie River watershed. A rewarding initiative!
Yours in conservation!