Crossroads assembles a wide range of information from a variety of sources to present an overview of an important component of BC’s economy. The information and analysis relate to revenue figures for those industries relying on the presence of grizzly bears: grizzly hunting (as a component of guide outfitting) and grizzly viewing (as a component of ecotourism). BC currently receives considerably greater revenue from viewing grizzly bears than from hunting them. For ecotourism operations involving grizzly viewing, total revenues directly attributable to the presence of grizzlies are approximately $6.1 million ($CDN) annually. Guide outfitting operations with a grizzly hunt component, in comparison, generate about $3.3 million dollars from grizzly hunting activities.
Help us protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest
Together with Pender Islands Conservancy, we are raising funds to purchase and permanently protect a 45 acre forested property on the edge of the Salish Sea. The KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Canada. It is also among the most threatened in Canada. Protecting these forests is an investment in our collective future.
We are eight months into our campaign and are 65% of the way to our fundraising goal. This acquisition is a tangible way that you can help protect forest lands and build climate resilience!