On April 21, 2022, Salmon-Safe and  Salmon-Safe BC presented an online session updating the science on car tires and salmon as well as First Nation and Tribal leaders highlighting work to protect water quality and salmon from toxic roadway runoff across the Salish Sea. This is Salmon-Safe’s second session on the topic, following our February 2021 webinar with WSU’s Dr. Jen McIntyre that introduced the emerging science related to 6PPD-Q impacts on coho salmon.

Watch the Car Tires & Salmon 2022 video

Jenifer McIntyre, Ph.D., Washington State University
An assistant Professor of Aquatic Toxicology at Washington State University, Dr. McIntyre’s research specialty is the ecotoxicology of urban stormwater runoff and green infrastructure biological effectiveness for preventing toxicity to aquatic animals.
Anuradha Rao, Senior Environmental Specialist, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Anuradha Rao is a Registered Professional Biologist, facilitator and writer, and a Senior Environmental Specialist on staff with Tsleil-Waututh Nation, focusing on marine ecosystems. Among other projects, she has been managing Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s initiative, in collaboration with the Province of BC, to update the Water Quality Objectives for Burrard Inlet.
Graham Nicholas, Senior Environmental Specialist, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
With current graduate research investigates restoration opportunities for restoring culturally important wetland ecosystems at Tl’chés (Chatham Island, B.C.), Nicholas leads the cumulative effects monitoring initiative (CEMI) and land, water, and environment (LWE) field programs for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
David A. Troutt, Natural Resources Director, Nisqually Indian Tribe
As the natural resources director for the Nisqually Indian Tribe, Troutt heads a diverse department focused on salmon, shellfish, wildlife, and the environment in general. Throughout his career at the Nisqually Indian Tribe, he worked closely with the late Billy Frank Jr., the tireless advocate for tribal treaty rights and environmental stewardship.