Pulling WILD together is crazy complicated, which is why we're so late launching!
Talon and I were really fortunate to be able to spend a day at Lelu Island, situated where the wild Skeena River meets the Pacific Ocean. Lelu Island is slated to be blasted flat for a huge liquefied natural gas facility and a group of Tsimshian First Nations and others who understand what a poorly thought out idea this is have been protecting the island for over a year now.
Lelu Island is attached to an area called Flora Bank. It's located at the mouth of the Skeena River and each spring millions of salmon come down the Skeena River and congregate in the eel grass beds at Flora Bank area. This is where they adjust from living in freshwater to sea water. The smoltification process takes a lot of energy and causes them to be less active. The eel grass beds provide both food and shelter from predators while they prepare to head out into the Pacific.
We spent an amazing day there touring the area by boat and then trekking around the island. We collected Labrador Tea in the deep mossy muskeg beds with Christie and Patty. I honestly had one of the best, most peaceful days that I've had in a long time at Lelu!