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Reports and books

As a natural extension of our primary scientific literature, Raincoast also compiles popular reports designed to inform the public, stakeholders, and decision makers on conservation issues relevant to coastal British Columbia.

Report cover: Wild Salmon, Pipelines, and the Trans Mountain Expansion: A salmon in the Fraser River, with sunlight streaming in behind.

Report: Tree Protection Bylaws in British Columbia

Report: Tree Protection Bylaws in British Columbia

August 24, 20212 min read
This report provides an overview of municipal tree bylaws in BC highlighting ways tree bylaw components impact tree protection.
Cycles, seasons and sediment of the Fraser Estuary

Cycles, seasons and sediment of the Fraser Estuary

June 24, 20217 min read
The Soul of the Fraser by Ken Ashley, Director of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), tells the story of the important intertidal habitat in the Fraser River Estuary.
Report: Legal Measures to Protect the Gulf Islands Coastal Douglas-fir Zone

Report: Legal Measures to Protect the Gulf Islands Coastal Douglas-fir Zone

November 24, 20204 min read
A review from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Environmental Law Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria shows that much more needs to be done to protect this important zone, particularly in the Gulf Islands.
A bond through salmon, language and grandmothers

A bond through salmon, language and grandmothers

June 5, 20203 min read
The book was produced to accompany the Royal BC Museum’s 2020 feature exhibition Orcas: Our Shared Future which, due to the pandemic, is rescheduled to now open in May 2021…