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Katrina Connors is the founding Director of the Salmon Watersheds Program at the Pacific Salmon Foundation, a charitable non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation of wild Pacific salmon throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. Over the past 10 years, Katrina has worked with government agencies, First Nations partners, and other non-governmental organizations to synthesize existing information on Pacific salmon populations on BC’s North and Central coast, undertake assessments of their biological and habitat status, and make this information broadly accessible to the public via a novel online data visualization platform. Katrina completed her Masters of Resource and Environmental Management with the Quantitative Fisheries Research Group at Simon Fraser University and is currently working on her doctorate through Royal Roads University.
The Salmon Watersheds Program is a conservation science program working at the science-policy interface on BC salmon conservation and management issues. A key achievement of this program is the development of a novel data visualization platform for Pacific salmon populations, called the Pacific Salmon Explorer (www.salmonexplorer.ca). This novel tool communicates the current state of scientific knowledge of Pacific salmon populations and their habitats, and democratizes information by making salmon data widely, and freely, available to the public.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Connors, Katrina; Jones, Eileen; Honka, Leah; Kellock, Katy; Hertz, Eric; and Riddell, Brian, “The Pacific salmon explorer: a data driven look at salmon populations and their habitats” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 516. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/516
Hertz, Eric; Connors, Brendan; Connors, Katrina; and Reynolds, John, “Increases in synchrony among Central Coast salmon populations in British Columbia over the last 60 years” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 476. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/476