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Hornby Island as seen from the air during a herring spawn.

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: All about Hornby Island

This installment is the third of several articles seeking to explore the ways ecosystems  differ between the islands within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone. Grant Scott, chair of the Hornby Island Conservancy and trustee on the Hornby Island Local Trust Committee, describes how historic land management regimes continue to shape the ways forests are…
Ecofair Trees to Seas on October 22-23, hosted by Pender Conservancy, Pender Pod, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Art supporting science

There is a silent auction at EcoFair and the proceeds will go towards permanently protecting KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest.
EcoFair Treets to Seas, October 22 to 23, 2022, hosted by Pender Islands Conservancy, Raincoast, and Pender Pod.

Join us for Trees to Seas EcoFair 

In the spring of 2022, members of the Raincoast and Pender Islands Conservancy teams met with a long-time contributor to both organizations’ work: Andy MacKinnon. Those who are familiar with Andy know he is an expert ecologist with an undying  passion for fungi.
Mother beluga with a baby.

My summer with the white whales

“Dot is back!” exclaims Jaclyn from atop our beluga observation tower. We photo-identified this female beluga during our second field day. “That dimple below her dorsal ridge isn’t just a charming beauty mark, it’ll help us re-sight her over the summer…and hopefully next summer too!” – Jaclyn tweeted. Now, only a day later, Dot is…

Press releases

Three sockeye salmon in a river.

Fisheries Minister stands strong for Fraser River sockeye salmon while Americans abandon caution and go fishing

VANCOUVER/UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES — August 23, 2022 Sustainable fishing advocates at Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation are commending Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray for her decision to not open Canadian commercial fisheries for Fraser River sockeye salmon, despite US fishery managers allowing their fleet to string out nets for those same fish…

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