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Reminiscing about a “beary” epic field season – by Lia Chalifour

Young grizzly bear exercising his omnivory through herbivory

I’m sitting in Calgary but my heart is back in the Great Bear Rainforest, where I spent two months working with Raincoast’s bear research project……

Oil spill simulation gets locals talking about possibility of crude along the Salish Sea


Jenny Uechi / Vancouver Observer
Tamara Phillips was swimming near Stanley Park when her eye caught a glimpse of a yellow card floating along the water’s surface…

Oil Spill Simulated On B.C.’s Fraser River, Burrard Inlet


The Huffington Post B.C.
Researchers place bright yellow cards into the Fraser River to simulate how far a potential oil spill from the Trans Canada pipeline would spread…

Oil cards expected to wash up along Richmond’s shores


Graeme Wood / Richmond News
If you’ve walked along the dyke recently, you might be asking yourself: What are those yellow things floating in the Fraser River or stuck on the rocks…

Drift cards released on Fraser River to simulate pipeline oil spill risk


Larry Pynn / Vancouver Sun
Four hundred plywood drift cards were released Tuesday on the lower Fraser River in an experiment to simulate the dispersion of an oil spill from Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion project…

‘This could be oil’: Drift cards tossed into Fraser River to simulate oil spill


Emily Jackson / Metro
Four hundred plywood drift cards stamped with the warning “This could be oil” were tossed into the Fraser River Tuesday to simulate how far oil could travel…


Wolves on BC islands genetically different from their mainland cousins

Unique coastal wolves

June 2014: Scientists reveal differences long known by First Nations, between coastal and mainland wolves

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Let them spawn! High numbers of spawning pink & chum salmon bring benefits to other species

benefits from spawning salmon

June 2014: Scientists find that letting more pink and chum salmon spawn means more coho from coastal streams

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Grizzly hunt exceeds sustainable limit

Too many grizzlies killed in hunt

Dec 2013: Raincoast scientists say BC government is killing too many grizzlies

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Bears, salmon and people: Three seasons of research in Heiltsuk Territory

Too many grizzlies killed in hunt

Dec 2013: The Salmon Carnivore project examines the heath of bears and its relationship with salmon abundance

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