Cullen trumpets collaboration and common vision as key to salmon habitat management

Skeena Salmon Habitat Conference Sept. 15/16, 2009 Smithers

“Welcome, participants, to the Skeena Salmon Habitat Conference.

As we look over the 2009 fishing season, we are faced with some difficult questions about the future of the wild salmon runs that have sustained this region for generations beyond count.

Conflict and controversy remain as we desperately seek for a common vision and purpose to unify rather than divide the people of the Northwest.

I hope your conference will play a pivotal role in establishing some of the direction needed for regional management, science and monitoring that must be the cornerstone of a better future.

Please enjoy yourselves, challenge yourselves, and help to shine the necessary light on this most critical of issues at this most critical of times.”

All the best, Nathan