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Seeing is Believing

Juvenile sockeye infected with sea lice as they migrate past fish farms in the Discovery Islands

A personal understanding of the places we are trying to protect is requisite for working as a Raincoaster. In this spirit, members of our salmon aquaculture team climbed aboard the SV Achiever last month and embarked on a journey of the Great Bear Rainforest. Under the wing of Alexandra Morton, we skirted the shores of […]

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The Secret Life of Salmon

With each step my foot sinks into a thick mat of woven moss and with each step I wonder whether there is anything beneath this mat to support my weight. I step cautiously, just in case, but I’m also trying to keep up with my partner, Chester Starr (the Lone Wolf), who moves swiftly through […]

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A critical assessment of the BC Central Coast Land & Resource Management Plan

This report is a critical assessment of protection for key wildlife & salmon habitats under the proposed BC Central Coast Land & Resource Management Plan undertaken by Dr. Paul Paquet, Dr. Chris Darimont, Dr. John Nelson and Katrina Bennett. The analysis focuses on salmon habitat, wolf homesites and deer winter range. The findings indicate that […]

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Scientific Criteria for Evaluation and Establishment of Grizzly Bear Management Areas (2004)

Grizzly Bear Management Areas (GBMAs) have been a focal part of the British Columbia (BC) government’s Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy since 1995, and the BC government’s Independent Scientific Panel again recommended in 2003 that they be implemented with provisions to maintain connectivity between populations. In order to develop a conservation biology based model for a […]

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Crossroads: Economics, Policy and the Future of Grizzly Bears in British Columbia (2004)

Crossroads assembles a wide range of information from a variety of sources to present an overview of an important component of BC’s economy. The information and analysis relate to revenue figures for those industries relying on the presence of grizzly bears: grizzly hunting (as a component of guide outfitting) and grizzly viewing (as a component […]

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