The Skeena Salmon Data Centre was developed by the Skeena Knowledge Trust to become a comprehensive, central repository for credible information related to wild Pacific salmonids in the Skeena watershed, including data on salmon populations, habitat, water quality, hydrology, and climatology. The purpose of the Skeena Knowledge Trust is to provide public eduction on the Skeena wild salmon populations, their genetic diversity, and their ocean and freshwater habitats in order to inform and enable the assessment and implementation of resource development proposals and government policy, including First Nations' land-use plans, provincial land-use plans, and the federal Wild Salmon Policy. We are a purpose trust and charity; if you value our services and would like to support our activities, please visit to make a donation.

Spatial data on the Skeena Salmon Data Centre is also housed on the Skeena Maps Portal, an interactive mapping portal and repository for geospatial information related to Skeena River wild salmon. The portal includes geospatial data layers and complete maps on themes related to Skeena River wild salmon, such as watersheds, stream crossings, and roads. The portal allows users to view and download data layers in standard formats and to view and download complete maps, as well as create custom maps. 

The Skeena Salmon Data Centre uses a Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN) management system, which is a web-based open source management system for the storage and distribution of open data. CKAN is a powerful data catalogue system, and is being used by many public institutions, including the Government of British Columbia, Government of Alberta, and the City of Surrey. Information on how to use the Skeena Salmon Data Centre is available on our Help Pages.

The Skeena Knowledge Trust maintains and populates the Skeena Salmon Data Centre with datasets and reports using a prioritization process described by its Annual Knowledge Plan. To find out more information on contributing to the Skeena Salmon Data Centre or Skeena Maps Portal, or to provide feedback or suggestions, contact us at

Do you have resources or datasets you would like to contribute to the Skeena Salmon Data Centre or Skeena Maps Portal? Complete the appropriate metadata submission form and send us an email, we would love to hear from you!