Permanent protection of S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest now within reach!

We have only $4,000 more to go, can you help?

In November, when Raincoast teamed up with the Pender Islands Conservancy to purchase 13-acres of Coastal Douglas Fir forest on S,DÁYES, North Pender Island, we were given 6-months to raise the required funds. Now, less than three months later, and thanks to your overwhelming generosity, we are only $4,018 away from reaching our goal!

In addition to generous support from the Aqueduct, McLean and Sitka Foundations, almost 40% of donations have come from individuals like you who recognize the importance of Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems and have been inspired to take action to protect them. 

You have gotten us to within reach of our final fundraising goal. This is particularly appreciated given the difficulties many face from the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have already donated, you can help by sharing this opportunity with a friend. Simply send them to our webpage where they can find information.

Whatever you are able to do, and for what you have already done, we are immensely grateful. 

As a joint initiative, donors can choose to make contributions to the Pender Islands Conservancy or Raincoast. We hope our next email can be the one that celebrates protection of the S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest.

Shauna and Erin

If donating by cheque or e-transfer please contact one of us directly.

Shauna Doll, Gulf Islands Forest Project Coordinator, Raincoast
E: shauna [at] raincoast [dot] org
P: 902-817-0436

Erin O’Brien, Community Outreach and Project Coordinator, Pender Conservancy
E: biologist [at] penderconservancy [dot] org 
P: 250-222-0370

You can help

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.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

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