As a catalyst in the conservation of the environment and the promotion of biodiversity, The Sitka Foundation’s mission is to support organizations that advance land and nature conservation, invest in community projects and groups globally, and provide leadership in stewardship and environmental education. From 2011 to 2013, the Sitka Foundation is generously supporting the creation and development of the Strait of Georgia Data Centre.
The Pacific Salmon Foundation was established in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild wild Pacific salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. The Foundation:
- – Raises money and makes grants to volunteer organizations that work on behalf of salmon across the province – $9 million invested in volunteer-driven salmon projects that have engaged more than 35,000 volunteers.
- -Manages multi-million dollar initiatives in the Skeena and Fraser River watersheds in partnership with industry, provincial and federal governments and other foundations.
- -Advances scientific and evidence-based solutions to challenges facing wild Pacific salmon.
- -Serves as a voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and the ecosystems that depend on them.
The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries promotes multidisciplinary study of aquatic ecosystems and broad-based collaboration with maritime communities, government, NGOs and other partners. They believe that the social capital developed through collaboration and the intellectual capital that increased knowledge of ecosystem function and values represents can lead to the re-investment in natural capital necessary to conserve and restore aquatic systems.