At the heart of the SWCC Youth on Water (YOW) program is our recognition of the immense value of the Skeena watershed and the Sacred headwaters. While ascribing to the mandate of SWCC, the YOW program will provide an opportunity for local youth to experience the grandeur of the Skeena River and the Sacred Headwaters through direct, water level, engagement.
Women on water (WOW) is a Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition program aimed at educating and building river, self-esteem and leadership skills in the women of our watershed!
As one of Canada’s largest wilderness areas, the upper Skeena contains spawning and rearing habitats and water quality that helps drive the entire ecosystem from the Skeena estuary to the headwaters. We continue to focus on being on the land with projects that support the long-term conservation of natural ecosystems.
The Skeena estuary contains an abundance of life. It is among the most productive ecosystems in the world and home to a variety of unique plant and animal communities including wild salmon and steelhead. The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry could be coming to the Skeena Watershed for the first time. Read on...
Northern BC's Sacred Headwaters is a rare and special place. Here in a vast alpine basin, three of the Northwest's greatest salmon rivers are born: the Skeena, the Nass and the Stikine. Stone sheep, caribou, grizzly bears and wolves call the Headwaters home, and the area is critically important to the Tahltan First Nation.
What if we could turn the plastic in our garbage dumps into diesel for pennies a liter? It’s already happening nearby. Skeena Energy Solutions is a grass-roots initiative aimed at supporting alternative ways to heat, fuel and provide electricity to our region in a way that will sustain northern cultures, build local economies, and protect the watersheds we all depend on.