The RSBC has a vision of salmon flourishing in our rivers; people flourishing in our communities. Our mission is to inspire communities to care for and care about riversheds.
About RSBC RIVERSHED SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Rivershed Society of British Columbia (RSBC) was formed in 1996, in the wake of Fin Donnelly’s first 1,400 kilometre Fraser River swim. For the past decade, the RSBC has been delivering educational and leadership programs, creating public awareness, building stewardship capacity, and promoting sustainable solutions throughout BC’s riversheds.
Healthy riversheds are key to sustainability, but human activity is the major factor contributing to the loss of biodiversity within these ecosystems. With over four million people now living in B.C.’s riversheds, resources are being extracted, exported and consumed faster than they are being replenished. This is why we need to educate emergent leaders, so that they too can make a difference and have access to sustainable choices in order to contribute to maintaining rivershed biodiversity.