Salmon River

Great News!

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of 165 acres in the Salmon River estuary near Campbell River on Vancouver Island. This new acquisition complements the adjacent 257 acres already secured by The Nature Trust and its partners since 1978.

Major funding was provided by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program. Additional support was provided by the Campbell River Salmon Foundation, Barnet Rifle Club, Steelhead Society of BC, Kingfishers Rod & Gun Club, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Totem Fly Fishers, Parksville-Qualicum Fish & Game Association, BC Federation of Fly Fishers, the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association, and individual donors from across BC.

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Cambpell River Salmon cheque

Thank you to The Campbell River Salmon Foundation for their support of this important project.

Parksville-Qualicum Cheque Presentation to TNTBC 2A (3)

Thank you as well to The Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association for their support.


Salmon River NEW Map

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The Salmon River estuary is the only significant area of coastal wetland habitat located on the relatively steep and rugged 250 km stretch of coastline from Campbell River to the network of estuaries on the Quatsino lowlands. This strategic location provides critical habitat to numerous species of fish and wildlife, including Great Blue Heron, Marbled Murrelet, Northern Pygmy Owl, Roosevelt Elk, migratory waterfowl and eight species of salmonids. All five species of Pacific salmon are found in the river: Coho, Chinook, Chum, Pink and Sockeye. Anadromous steelhead, cutthroat and Dolly Varden char are all present, as well as resident trout and other native fish species.Of the approximately 3,200 Roosevelt Elk in British Columbia, the vast majority live on Vancouver Island. Efforts continue to restore them to their historic range, but northern Vancouver Island, including the Salmon River, remains the core of their range in Canada.


Now that we have successfully completed fundraising for the acquisition, we are looking to raise funds to support more land conservation on Vancouver Island.

All gifts are greatly appreciated. If you would like to help us conserve land on Vancouver Island, donations can be made online, or by calling 1-866-288-7878 (604-924-9771 in the Vancouver area).

Click here to see the media release about this acquisition.


In The News:

Purchase preserves more of Salmon River estuary – Campbell River Mirror

Great News! Salmon River Land Aquisition – Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association

Q and A’s August – DC Reid

Money needed for island estuary – 24 hrs Vancouver


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