18 Nov '12, 4pm

We're thankful for… the great runs of salmon that surge through the Great Bear Rainforest each yr.

We're thankful for… the great runs of salmon that surge through the Great Bear Rainforest each yr.

Phil Hoose is a Newbery and National Book Award-winning author. He has worked in a variety of roles for the Conservancy for more than 35 years. Phil currently focuses on Canada. Within the Great Bear Rainforest, nearly every living being has reason to be thankful for the great runs of silver-flanked salmon that surge through forested streams each year about this time. Five salmon species — Pink, Coho, Chum, Sockeye and Chinook — tie together a food chain consisting of nearly 150 species, including humans. In the British Columbia coastal community of Bella Bella, members of the Heiltsuk First Nation dine on salmon all year long, preserving the summer catch for the fall and winter months. “We smoke them until they’re rock hard,” says Heiltsuk community leader and director of Coastwatch, William Housty . “Then we can store them in an airtight space and boil them up later. It’...

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