Our work in this area is focused on the Skeena River estuary in Northern B.C. 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 commissioned several reports and studies to highlight the negative impact of herbicides on salmon populations in the area. We have also been working with West Coast Environmental Law to push for legislative reform that would reintroduce a provincial environmental appeals board to review cases where industrial pest management plans do not adequately address expert knowledge. This would help the B.C. government track and restrict herbicide and pesticide application in the province, which cannot currently do.
Luanne Roth leads this project. Please contact her for more information.