Herbicides | Pesticides

In autumn 2017, CN (Canadian National, a railway company) sprayed herbicide through a 150 km rail corridor nestled in the Skeena River estuary, threatening key habitat for spawning salmon. We have worked extensively to prevent this from happening again, including petitioning the B.C. government to change the current regulations regarding industrial herbicide and pesticide application in the province. All our publications and documentation related to this campaign can be found below. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dead vegetation over Aberdeen Creek. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)

Dead vegetation alongside the Skeena River. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)

Herbicide-affected spruce tree. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)

Along the Skeena River. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)

Dead vegetation alongside Shames Creek. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)

Dead vegetation stands between a container train and the highway. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)

Dead vegetation alongside Aberdeen Creek. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)

Dead vegetation along the water's edge in Port Edward. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)

Dead vegetation next to the sidewalk near the Prince Rupert ferry terminal. (Luanne Roth/T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation)