Cassiar Watch Society is based in Iskut and focuses on protection of the wild salmon and wild rivers of Northern British Columbia, particularly the Iskut River tributary of the Stikine watershed. It is also concerned about the overall pace and scale of proposed mining and energy development in the Iskut region, and impacts upon its community due to a lack of comprehensive regional planning.
Cassiar Watch Society was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2000 to 2006.
$10,000 - A grassroots grant to gain lasting protection of the Sacred Headwaters region of northern British Columbia in the headwaters of the Stikine/Iskut, Nass and Skeena Rivers. Grassroots fund
$15,000 - To continue efforts to protect the Cassiar-Iskut-Stikine watershed while building strong relationships with affected First Nations and transboundary organizations in B.C. and Alaska. Place-based conservation
$20,000 - To continue efforts to protect the Cassiar-Iskut-Stikine watershed while strengthening Cassiar Watch's organizational capacity. Conservation capacity
$17,500 - To support base-building capacity as the organization strives to protect the transboundary Cassiar-Iskut-Stikine region. Place-based conservation