Walking in Klappan landscape Nikki Skuce
J. Michael Fay

Our Mission

Northern Confluence is dedicated to conserving the salmon watersheds that sustain our communities, economies and shared futures.

We focus on solutions. We convene people across sectors. And we bring the concerns of northern communities to provincial and federal decision makers. Together we are improving land use decisions and creating better mining policies for our region.

Map of watersheds Nikki Skuce

Salmon Watersheds

Salmon are a lifeblood of northwest BC. The Skeena River is home to one of Canada’s largest salmon runs.
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…extractive activities should not take place within the territories of indigenous peoples without their free, prior and informed consent…

James Anaya,
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Nikki Skuce

Industrial Development

Much of northwestern BC remains ecologically intact but faces mounting pressures, from mining in particular.
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David Nunuk

Our Region

Northwestern British Columbia is one of the most vibrant landscapes in North America. Its snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys and dense forests sustain grizzlies, wolves and moose. Wild rivers course through the region, offering spawning grounds for salmon and steelhead.

These natural riches have supported Indigenous Peoples for thousands of years. In recent years, they have also given rise to tourism-based economies as well as to mills, mines and smelters.

Yet this remains a place where the natural world is prized. Children spot bears on the way to school. Families arrange their schedules around salmon runs. And hunters feed their loved ones by going on the land. Most people who live here value the clean water, wild rivers and thriving forests that support us.

These values inspire the work of Northern Confluence.