Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s work and COVID-19

Many Raincoast staff already work remotely from home and we are encouraging them to continue doing so while following current government advice around social distancing. The same applies to our Applied Conservation Science Lab at the University of Victoria. 

Our Salish Sea Emerging Stewards’ spring season aboard our research vessel Achiever has been postponed and we are working with partners to support participating youth in other ways until such time we can reschedule these programs. Currently, our spring scientific field research programs are under review. Public events and conferences which various Raincoast staff were to participate in and that were planned for this spring have been canceled or postponed.

We encourage all of our supporters to stay informed and follow government advice, including social distancing, stay connected, and look out for each other.

The precautionary principle, harm reduction, and risk identification/assessment/management are features of much of our research and conservation efforts and we apply them here.

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’ve just announced a donation matching campaign to support the purchase and permanent protection of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. Every dollar donated before December 31, 2022 will be matched by anonymous donors. This is a chance for you to double your impact!