Fraser Riverkeeper


Joe Daniels
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The 'Mighty' Fraser is one of the world's major rivers. Through an intricate network of tributaries the Fraser River drains approximately 90,000 square miles or one quarter of the entire province of British Columbia. The source of the river is the snow and glacier-melt of the Rocky Mountains near Jasper, Alberta. The river descends rapidly before it spreads to a flat alluvial valley to the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the largest salmon runs of any river in North America, its silt-laden waters have formed the largest estuary on the Pacific coast of Canada. Thousands of First Nations peoples inahabit and depend upon the Fraser River.

Joe Daniels holds a degree in Environment and Health Studies from York University's Glendon College. He has always loved being on the water; from childhood summers spent at the cottage exploring the rocky bottom of Chandos Lake in old snorkelling gear, to studying salmon biology and temperate rainforest ecology at Northwest Community College on BC's North Coast.  Joe has served as a Hatchery Technician with Oldfield Creek Salmon Hatchery and was a founding member of the Transition Prince Rupert Society, a grass-roots organization dedicated to promoting a resilient, sustainable community.


425 Carrall St, Suite 90
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6E3