One look at the Fraser Basin – the area drained by the Fraser River and its 13 main watersheds – and you can see why it plays such a pivotal role in British Columbia’s future. Like much of British Columbia, it’s bigger than life, stretching 1400 km from the Rockies to Richmond and covering an area the size of Britain or California. The Basin boasts one of world’s most productive salmon river systems. Its vast ecosystem supports 65 species of fish and hundreds of species of birds, mammals, plants and trees. 80 percent of BC’s economy is generated in the region. And, perhaps most importantly, for two out of three British Columbians, the Fraser Basin is home.