All we want for Christmas is an olive-sided flycatcher in a Douglas-fir tree

Help us unwrap a $100,000 pledge from the Sitka Foundation to close 2020 with a big win!

A Flycatcher sits on top of a tree surrounded by snow, wearing a Santa hat.

Photo by Ann Nightingale.

With the end of 2020 approaching, we need your help in providing BC’s Coastal Douglas-fir forests with a holiday gift that we can all celebrate. Thanks to your generous support of our campaign with the Pender Islands Conservancy to permanently protect the S’DÁYES Flycatcher Forest, we’ve  already unlocked a matching gift of $50,000, bringing our current fundraising total to $158,400! 

Today, the Sitka Foundation has pledged $100,000 in matched funding to protect the S’DÁYES Flycatcher Forest, and it comes with a challenge. 

If we can raise a further $36,000 then we activate the pledge from the Sitka Foundation – putting us $100,000 from our ultimate goal, $395,000.

When Raincoast and the Pender Islands Conservancy decided to purchase a 13-acre property on North Pender Island in late November, we were motivated by urgency. The assemblage of ecosystems characteristic of the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone are being lost at an unsustainable rate. This is one clear step toward reversing that trend. 

Will you help us realize our holiday wish?