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?

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!