A large 3 year project comprised of a collection of applied research projects supported by the Sustainability Scholars Program focused on restoring and protecting the endangered Fraser Estuary.

Overview

The Fraser Estuary Research Collaborative (FERC) has been generously supported with three years of funding from the Sitka Foundation. Starting summer 2022, cohorts of Sustainability Scholars will work with mentors from NGO and other partner organizations to produce applied research on the critical and highly imperilled estuarine ecosystem adjacent to the UBC Vancouver campus.
 

YEAR ONE IMPACT REPORT

Download and read the report to learn more about the fourteen Sustainability Scholars projects and their important contribution towards revitalizing the health, abundance, diversity and resilience of the Fraser River Estuary.

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PROJECT LIBRARY

Explore projects completed by Sustainability Scholars for the Fraser Estuary Research Collaborative. 

Recommendations for Fine Scale Bird Monitoring to Inform the Impact of Wetland Restoration on the Fraser Delta

Ecological Systems

Visualizing a Restored and Resilient Fraser Estuary: A Graphic Rendering of North Arm Intertidal Habitat Park

Ecological Systems
Natural Resources

Traditional foodlands in the Fraser Estuary: Impacts of pollution, invasive species, and climate change on Indigenous food sovereignty

Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Introduced Canada Geese in the Fraser River Estuary: A Conservation Challenge

Ecological Systems

Challenges and opportunities to accelerate eelgrass and saltmarsh conservation and restoration in the Fraser River estuary

Ecological Systems
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

Exploring Opportunities to Accord the Fraser River Estuary Legal Recognition

Ecological Systems
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

Harnessing the Collective Power of Nature Clubs for Invasive Species Management

Ecological Systems

A Pathway Together: Innovative Approaches to Intercultural Climate Engagement Using Indigenous and Diverse Lenses

Climate Change & Energy

Climate Change Indicators for Pacific Salmon in the Fraser River estuary

Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems

Assessing the potential for flood risk mitigation and Salmon habitat restoration in the Lower Fraser

Ecological Systems
Natural Resources

WORK WITH US

The Fraser Estuary Research Collaborative, through the Sustainability Scholars Program, provides paid internship opportunities to UBC graduate students with NGO partners working on applied research projects that advance protection and restoration of the Fraser River Estuary.

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Learn about Sustainability Scholars involved in year one of the Fraser Estuary Research Collaborative.