Sharing the love for the coast

Apart from our passion for science, one of Raincoast’s aims is to inspire a wide audience about this very special area of the BC’s coast. In pursuit of this goal, every year we invite a range of guests to come stay with us to experience the area and our work first hand. Some of these guests include Raincoast board members,  film crews, freelance journalists, and independent film makers.

Currently at the Raincoast field station we are enjoying the company of Dean Azim and Anne Casselman, who have been staying and exploring the region with us.  Dean is an independent photographer and film maker and Anne is a freelance journalist writing a piece for Scientific American.  Having guests is always a treat and sharing the region with fresh eyes is a reinvigorating way for us to remember to not take this beautiful ecosystem for granted. Whether it be soaring eagles, our resident heron, or the beautiful colour of the intertidal strata during low tide, we are reminded by the astounded reactions of our guests how truly spectacular these events are.

Doug Brown sharing his knowledge of Northern Riceroot with Anne Casselman

Dean and Anne have had a pretty spectacular reception to the region with a welcoming committee of grizzly and black bears, humpback whales, and a super-pod of white-sided dolphins. Best of all, Anne and Dean use their respective creative media to turn their brief experiences on the coast into everlasting memories to be shared with a broader audience.

Dean Azim having a close encounter with Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

Become a Raincoaster

Giving to Raincoast enables you to protect what you love most.

For 25 years, Raincoast has been furthering biodiversity conservation in BC. Thanks to your generous donations, among many other accomplishments, we have been able to end commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in over 38,000 square kilometers of the Great Bear Rainforest, begin acquiring forest land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems, aid recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and establish a university research lab dedicated to applied conservation science. Strong partnerships are integral to our success.

Our efforts need to be maintained and advanced, now more than ever. As the biodiversity and climate crises collide, your support allows us to continue to make tangible conservation gains. 

Biodiversity protection is the most important gift we can give the next generation. Join us as a Raincoaster today!