September Newsletter 2015

September 3, 2015

September is one of the most rewarding times of the year for ASCF for lots of reasons. I think the best part of this time of year is the site visits to the projects we are helping. Our recipient groups are bringing their projects to fruition and soon, the conservation gains and research findings will become available.

September also arrives with the ANBL “Protect Our Rivers – Protégeons nos rivièressales” event. This year an impressive array of beer, wine and spirits has been assembled to help fund more conservation projects in New Brunswick. Staff always have lots of fun in these events too, by serving at tasting events and guiding customers choose to products that help conservation.

This month we are celebrating the important contributions to ASCF of Dr. Larry Felt as one of the founding directors of ASCF in 2005. He and Rémi Bujold recruited a slate of directors and drove the creation of our Foundation. Today, Larry chairs our Central Advisory Committee which guides the several research initiatives the Foundation is funding. Plus, over many years, Larry has made huge volunteer contributions to salmon conservation in his home province of Newfoundland & Labrador. Wild salmon conservation owes a debt of gratitude to Larry Felt!

We are also profiling the exceptional work of the Nunatsiavut government, Memorial University, DFO and others in spearheading a partnership to study Atlantic salmon stocks in Lake Melville, and its extensive watershed. This is a major initiative aimed at achieving a better understanding of the salmon populations in Labrador, and to stimulate improved resource management.

Yours in conservation!

Stephen Chase