The Endangered Southern Resident Orca have called the stretch of Pacific Ocean from Northern California to British Columbia home for millennia. Every year, as the Orca's migrate North to South and back again they rely on the West Coast Chinook salmon for food (nearly 80% of their diet). However, salmon stocks are diminishing due to loss of habitat and increasing pollution - ultimately impacting the Orca downstream. This project will rehabilitate salmon spawning grounds, ensuring the Orca have plenty to eat and giving the endangered species the best chance of survival.
Our amazing partners across the Pacific Northwest have identified critical forested areas that need to be restored in order to have the greatest possible impact on the well-being of the Southern Resident Orca. Planting trees around the rivers and streams that feed into the Orca's habitat reduces water contamination, lowers toxicity, protects salmon spawning grounds, and improves Orca food supply. These projects will bring benefits to other species of wildlife, as well as the communities in the surrounding areas.
A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Kenya project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
Our partner has chosen trees and vegetation that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the region, the salmon, and the Southern Resident Orca.