Dr. Craig Orr

Dr. Craig Orr

Fraser River sockeye expert speaks in Williams Lake

It’s not easy being a Fraser sockeye: some findings on stress, resilience and cumulative impacts from the Cohen Inquiry.

 

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

Restoration program.

 

 

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 sustain@ccconserv.org.

 

 

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