Richard Bussanich has served the Sylix People, and Okanagan community as a biologist of ONA’s salmon reintroduction program. The “Cause to come back” of Salmon will forever be etched in his professional and life story.
The sharing and learning of indigenous knowledge and the capacity building during his tenure with the ONA are hallmarks of inspiration for him and his family. Richard is honored to serve the numerous leaders and technicians he has had the privilege of working with since 2010 in rebuilding the natural systems that the Okanagan have been blessed with.
History and status of Okanagan fisheries and salmon reintroduction & ecosystem valuation