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Notes from the Field

Raincoast’s monthly communication detailing our science, field work, events, and breaking conservation updates.


Eat chocolate, save the bears and win a trip with Raincoast

How to win a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest.

Published on 2017.05.25 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in Notes from the Field

Right now our research vessel Achiever is sailing along the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, through coastal fjords, vast forests, and shorelines of one of the planet’s last great tracts of intact temperate coastal rainforest. You can them and help Save the Great Bears…

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The spring ‘hunt’

Raincoast vessel Achiever shares the water with a bear and countless other animals.

Published on 2017.03.19 | by Nick Sinclair | in Notes from the Field

Preparing for another season, Nick finds himself inundated with tasks, plans and thoughts about the research and advocacy that Raincoast undertakes to protect bears and the coast they inhabit…

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Genetics results for chinook salmon are in!

A salt marsh at the mouth of the Fraser River is used by juvenile salmon, other fish species, and thousands of resident and migratory birds. Photo: M. MacDuffee

Published on 2017.02.08 | by David Scott, Biologist | in Notes from the Field

When you picture a research biologist’s day you probably imagine them on a boat or in a forest, immersed in nature with a notebook in hand. However, for much of the year we are tucked away in labs or at our desks, analyzing data…

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“Hunt” grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast in 2017

Published on 2017.02.02 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

What is it like to go on a “grizzly hunt” in the Great Bear Rainforest aboard Raincoast’s 70ft research vessel the Achiever? This year, why not join us and find out…

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Notes from the Great Bear

Published on 2017.01.20 | by Ross Dixon | in Notes from the Field

Ross Dixon writes about his experience joining Raincoast’s fall “grizzly hunt” and his wildlife excursion in the Great Bear Rainforest…

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Tracking Raincoast into the Salish Sea

Published on 2016.12.31 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Several years ago, we made the decision to expand our work across the BC coast with a new focus on the Salish Sea…

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Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, and hope for killer whales

Published on 2016.12.10 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

We have something to celebrate. And so do you. In November, the federal government finally rejected the Northern Gateway proposal…

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Notes from the Field: After the spill

Published on 2016.10.27 | by Kyle Artelle | in In the News, Notes from the Field

As a Raincoast biologist privileged to call Waglisla (Bella Bella) in Heiltsuk Territory home, this is a story I wish I wasn’t writing…

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Three months in the Fraser River Estuary

Published on 2016.07.09 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

We have been out on the vast flats of the Fraser River estuary with purse seine and beach seine nets to document the arrival and use of different habitats by juvenile salmon…

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