For 25 years, Matt worked as a DFO Fish Habitat Biologist throughout BC in the field of community involvement, salmon enhancement and habitat restoration.
Matt is a true pioneer in fish habitat restoration, having designed, constructed and developed many salmon habitat restoration projects and techniques in watersheds throughout the Lower mainland of BC, including projects located within the Chilliwack-Vedder River watershed.
Matt retired from DFO in 2015, and continues to be involved with issues and projects affecting salmon as a volunteer with both the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition.
To highlight the 2019 “International Year of the Salmon”, Matt has compiled a series of stories he had written relating to his experiences with salmon and the people that work each day to conserve and restore these iconic species. These stories can be found on the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition website at https://fvwc.ca/ under the 2019 International Year of the Salmon”.