Raincoast Conservation Foundation
We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and grassroots activism to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy’ and it is unique amongst conservation efforts. We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and their wilderness habitats.
Raincoast’s Oil-Free Coast initiative addresses the impacts and risks associated with pipelines and tankers to the coasts of coastal British Columbia. Protecting the animals, lands and waters from both habitat destruction and degradation, and the very real consequences of a catastrophic oil spill are the basis for this program.
At Raincoast, our vision is to conserve and protect the habitats and resources of umbrella species to ensure the future for all species that exist on different scales. Our flagship projects include primary research and conservation efforts on wild salmon, grizzly bears, wolves, marine mammals, marine birds, and herring.
Salish Sea Spill Map Project
In response to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain project and their inadequate oil spill modelling, Raincoast has launched an innovative study to determine the potential fate of oil spilled in the Salish Sea. Our real time, on-the-ground study has not only provided interesting results, but also educated the public to the very real possibility of oil washing up on their coastline.
‘Coast guard under estimated risk of fuel spill’ says Raincoast Captain
Raincoast’s Captain Brian Falconer speaks with the Times Colonist about the disabled Russian container ship adrift off Haida Gwaii…
Doing Science that Matters
Megan Adams / The Equation
I should have known I would become an ecologist. As a child, I always seemed to catch a salamander while waiting for the school bus, or bring home precious flowers to press through the seasons…
Raincoast art available for display and purchase
Many pieces from the Art for an Oil-Free Coast initiative are still available for purchase or viewing. Generous local galleries and sponsors are hosting the art…
Gary Holman’s community office hosts conservation art pieces
MLA Gary Holman’s community office in Sidney BC is hosting paintings from Raincoast’s Oil-Free Coast art collection as part of the 2014 ArtSea Festival.