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Powell River Salmon Societies Board of Directors



The Salmon Preservation Foundation (SPF) was created to ensure the long term sustainability of Pacific Salmon in BC. The need for salmon champions is vital now more than ever. The SPF was officially launched in 2022 out of necessity to support the government funding shortfalls of the Powell River Salmon Society and pacific salmon in general. The Powell River Salmon Society operates three facilities in support of Lang Creek, Willingdon Creek, and Mouat Creek Salmon, releasing nearly 2 million salmon fry per year, and has been succesfully doing so since near its inception 40 years ago.

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Salmon Preservation Foundation Board of Directors

Jamie Zroback
Jamie Zroback - President

Jamie Zroback is a passionate conservationist with a personal connection to fishing and the Powell River area.  Jamie spent his childhood fishing in the region, developing a deep appreciation for the local ecosystem and a desire to protect it. He is particularly focused on ensuring the sustainability of the local salmon population, and as President of the Powell River Salmon Preservation Fund Board, he is dedicated to preserving BC's natural resources.


In addition to his conservation work, Jamie is an experienced real estate professional with a talent for marketing and selling properties in BC coastal communities. He has a keen eye for identifying properties with high conservation value and has made significant contributions to the conservation of natural areas in BC through his real estate expertise. Notably, he brokered the sale of a 1,783-acre land portfolio in Princess Louisa Inlet to the BC Parks Foundation and played a crucial role in the expansion of Harmony Island Marine Provincial Park.


Jamie's unique combination of skills, experience, and passion for conservation make him an invaluable asset to the Powell River Salmon Preservation Fund Board and the wider community. He is committed to ensuring the long-term health of BC's natural resources and is dedicated to preserving the beauty and biodiversity of the region for generations to come.

Cory Carr - Vice President

Vice-President of the Salmon Preservation Foundation, Cory Carr, originally grew up in Powell River, B.C. before moving away to pursue education and career. Cory returned to Powell River in 2010 with a Degree in Business Administration. Cory was formerly the President of the Powell River Chamber of Commerce, and currently is the Branch Manager at the Royal Bank in Powell River. Cory is a proud father of 3: Cayson (7), Cade (5), Charlee Anne (1). In his free time he enjoys camping, reading and watching sports of all kinds.

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David Morris - Treasurer

David Morris currently serves on the board of Powell River Salmon Society and its subsidiary foundation the Salmon Preservation Foundation.  Mr. Morris currently holds the position of President of inclusion Powell River Society as well as being Treasurer of its subsidiary Powell River Model Community Project for Persons With Disabilities Society. Prior to the amalgamation of these two societies Mr. Morris was the Executive Director of MCP for seven years.  Mr. Morris is also the President of inclusion’s three social enterprises Powell River Innovations and Social Enterprise Ltd, Powell River Inclusive Housing Society and Coastal Breeze Developments Ltd.

Prior to moving to Powell River and joining the aforementioned societies, Mr. Morris was employed in the finance industry with RBC Financial Group for 36 years where he held a number of senior management positions.  Mr. Morris retired from the Bank in 2005 his final position being Regional Manager, Commercial Banking. During his time with the Bank, Mr. Morris was involved with a number of non-profit societies and government committees utilizing his financial background to provide strong financial and administrative guidance.

Mr. Morris’s successful track record of fundraising and grant writing has proven valuable for the organizations he has been involved with.  He also has an extensive knowledge regarding board governance.

Rod Tysdal - Vice President

Sprouting on a wheat farm in Southern Saskatchewan in 1947, Rod fell in love with our big woods while spending the summer of 1965 on Vancouver Island.  Following many school years studying business and forestry, he and his wife, Vicki, arrived in Powell River with their family in 1974.  “I like this place!” he said upon arrival.  Following 35 years as a forester with MacMillan Bloedel, Rod retired after completing the drive for CSA Sustainable Forest Management Certification which emphasizes all values inherent in our forests. Since retirement, Rod has continued to be active with the local Hospital Foundation, the Community Forest, and our local Salmon Society.  His personal mottos are “do good and keep doing it” and “things work out!”

Powell River Salmon Societies Board of Directors

Sandy Sleath - President

Powell River Salmon Societies Employees



For more information on the opportunities to support the SPF's Powell River Salmon Society, please contact 604-483-9440 or email


Membership to the PRSS can be obtained in the following ways:

  1. Purchase an annual membership for $50.

  2. Life time membership granted to any individual donating more than $500.

  3. Annual or Lifetime Membership can be granted by the Manager of PRSS, or the Director of membership, to volunteers who have dedicated a minimum of 40 hours of time or resources in the past 12 months.

  4. *members must be in good standing as of end of previous fiscal year/March 31

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