Yesterday the fish conservation world lost an icon when after eighteen months of fighting, Bruce Hill finally succumbed to cancer. Bruce Hill was instrumental in some of British Columbia’s biggest conservation victories including the preservation of the Kitlope’s old growth forests, the removal of harmful fish farms, and most recently winning a moratorium on all gas exploration in the Sarcred Headwaters of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine Rivers.
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard couldn’t attend the Native Fish Society benefit banquet + auction this year, so he sent along this message of congratulations to Bruce Hill, who was awarded the 2013 Native Fish Society Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s a fitting tribute to the incredible legacy Bruce forged of places saved and people inspired.
If you want to hear more, check out April Vokey’s podcast with Bruce.