It’s not easy being a Fraser sockeye:
some findings on stress, resilience and cumulative impacts from the
Cohen Inquiry into the decline of Fraser sockeye.
Dr. Craig Orr, a professional ecologist, researchers and expert witness at the Cohen Inquiry into the decline of Fraser sockeye, will give a presentation in Williams Lake on Wednesday, June 20.
The presentation will take place at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre next to city hall from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Orr is the executive director of the Coquitlam-based Watershed Watch Salmon Society, which is involved in a variety of issues around water-use planning, run-of-river planning, groundwater and salmon
interactions, aquaculture impacts, and the sustainability of
commercial salmon fisheries.
He has been involved in numerous conservation and research efforts
involving Fraser River sockeye, most recently serving as an expert
witness and member of the Conservation Coalition at the Cohen Inquiry
into the decline of Fraser sockeye.
Orr currently serves as chair of the Pacific Marine Conservation
Caucus, and was the founding chair of BC Hydro’s Bridge Coastal
He represents Kwikwetlem First Nation interests on the Coquitlam Water Use Planning Monitoring Committee, Kwikwetlem
Sockeye Restoration Program, and Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable.
He holds postgraduate degrees in wildlife ecology (M.Sc., Acadia
University) and behavioral ecology (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University).
For more information contact the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation
Society at 250.398.7929 or email@example.com.