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!

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?

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Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

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Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.