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Youth On Water

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.

peace & unity

The fight to ensure our actions reduce rather than fuel the climate crisis; the fight to end police brutality; the fight to underscore Indigenous sovereignty—these fights belong to all of us. And, amidst this time of great upheaval, there is hope.

Community Economic Development / skeena energy solutions

Community-led and community-generated solutions that support the local culture, economy and ecosystems of the Upper Skeena.

decolonizing: ourselves & systems

lNG & pipelines

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.

Mycoremediation project

In a time where the impacts of climate change are seen all around us, there is hope and a sustainable solution to deal with environmental issues.

Upper Skeena

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.

Sacred Headwaters Initiative

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.


In this section: Talkin’ Loggin, Forests & Carbon, Kispiox Forest Timber Supply Review

Skeena awareness project -completed

A discovery expedition of the Upper Skeena lead by Director, Jim Allen. After completing a Swiftwater Rescue Technician course, the 10 person field crew completed 2 consecutive 10 day Upper Skeena River rafting expeditions in hopes of finding and reviving ancient heritage trails for archaeological documentation and development of eco-tourism.

Skeena elder stories project – completed

SWCC volunteer, Gretel Miles, collected the stories of the lives of the elders & oldtimers of the Upper Skeena with the idea of preserving rich, shared heritage for future generations, as well as our own. Gretel compiled the interviews into a book.

Skeena swim 2009 – completed

The summer of 2009 saw Ali Howard become the first person on the planet to ever swim the entire 610km Skeena River. After 26 days of whitewater, boulder gardens, crazy currents and community celebrations, she had done it!

Featured Initiatives

SWCC Newsletter: Volume 4

Highlights: SWCC in the news: “Our Fungi Future” // 2023 Rafting Wrap-up // Calls to Action - Citizen Action page for fracking & LNG in BC //Click the arrow at the bottom of the image to view next page

SWCC Newsletter: Volume 3

Highlights: Rafting program wrap-up // Peace & Unity Summit // SWCC: now on Substack! // Calls to action //Click the arrow at the bottom of the image to view next page

SWCC Newsletter: Volume 2

Highlights: Raft Team ready to rock the rivers! // SWCC Collaborations // Remote research expeditions in the upper Skeena // 76th Annual Kispiox Valley Rodeo //Click the arrow at the bottom of the image to view next page

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