What We Do
In order to maximize the accessibility and impact of high-quality data relevant to Skeena salmon, the SKT has developed two principal tools to store and deliver information: the Skeena Salmon Data Centre (SSDC) is a publicly-accessible, online data warehouse and library based on open-source CKAN software, and provides users with access to a comprehensive collection of relevant reports, data, and spatial files. The Skeena Maps Portal (SMP) was developed based on an open-source GeoNode platform, and allows users to search, view, and download spatial files, as well as create maps.
Data is uploaded to the SSDC and SMP as per the SKT Information Management Framework and Annual Knowledge Plans, which outline data quality requirements and a priority-setting process based on a data gap analysis, indicators defined by regional land use plans, the federal Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon, and pressure indicators currently relevant to the Skeena River watershed.
The SKT engages with members of community conservation organizations, First Nations, and the public on how to utilize the SSDC and SMP to find and share information, manage organization data, and produce maps. The SKT advocates for data sharing to support collaboration among the multiple groups collecting information within the Skeena River watershed.
The SKT is currently providing knowledge management support to local watershed stewardship groups and First Nations, and has been able to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders over a wide geographical area. Ultimately, this increased capacity and data sharing will help inform and enable the assessment of resource development proposals and policy.