Over the past ten months, Raincoast and the Pender Islands Conservancy have raised $1,445,656.46 to protect this special place and secure, in perpetuity, an old growth forest of the future. Despite this notable progress, we are still more than $600,000 away from our $2.1 million target. We have a long way to go and only two months to get there. But you can help! If everyone who read this article donated $100 we could secure the protection of this land before the end of the year.
You have the opportunity to become one of the pivotal donors to make the protection of KELA_KE Kingfisher Forest a reality. Will you join our community of supporters?
Looking for another way to support our land protection campaign?
We understand that a large financial contribution is not possible for everyone. If you are looking for a different way to help protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest and CDF forests more generally, consider these options:
- Share our KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest video on your social media page
- Attend EcoFair on Pender Island from October 22-23, 2022
- The next time you refill your coffee supply, consider purchasing The Forest Blend from Fernwood Coffee Roasters (available online and in-person at the Conservancy Nature Centre at Hope Bay on North Pender Island.)
- Submit your story of precious Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems to Shauna ()
- Nominate a big tree to your local tree registry
About KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest
KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is a 45 acre property located at the meeting place between land and sea. Here belted kingfishers forage along the marine shoreline of Plumper Sound on S,DÁYES (Pender Island) as well as in the freshwater aquatic habitat of neighbouring wetlands. Their nest burrows line the cut bank near the shore, leading to the Coastal Douglas-fir forest (CDF) above. More than any other single species, kingfishers knit all the diverse habitats on this land together through their life cycle, holding forest, ocean, and wetland on their brilliant blue wings.
Over the past few years, unprecedented levels of drought have been experienced throughout the Salish Sea, suggesting that climate change is already disrupting the historically stable climate envelope of this region. Such impacts exacerbate existing stressors such as fragmentation, canopy loss, non-native species invasions, and other human-caused disruptions. Due to the uncertainty of climate change, and the compounding effects forest removal has on climate change impacts, the best thing we can do is protect remaining intact forests and other ecosystems.
We are so excited to share our annual report – Tracking Raincoast Into 2023 – with you! Tracking gives you highlights from the year, our science, flagship projects, as well as a peek at what’s in store for the coming year.
Dive into Tracking and learn more about our work safeguarding coastal carnivores in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure. We are currently raising funds to stop commercial trophy hunting in more than a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Now is a good time to sign up and stay connected to our community of researchers and change-makers.