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.

Pink and purple clouds behind a snowy mountain.

Exploring modes of funding and governance for the Lower Fraser River

Global case studies for the development of a comprehensive, place-based conservation strategy in the Lower Fraser.
An aerial photo of the jetty clearly showing the breach where salmon swim to safety.

Nature-based Solutions for addressing climate risks and fostering biodiversity in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Climate change and habitat loss are two intersecting issues facing communities and ecosystems in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. In response to increasingly severe weather, municipalities have invested heavily in engineered defences like floodgates, dikes, and breakwalls, resulting in a profound loss of aquatic and riparian habitat. These lost ecosystems were once critical to local wildlife and provided water management services like flood mitigation and water filtration.
Four people working to collect a water sample along a river.

Report: Pilot water quality report for streams discharging into W̱E¸NÁ¸NEĆ/Hwune’nuts (Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia)

The planned restoration of the Sea Gardens in W̱E¸NÁ¸NEĆ/Hwune’nuts (Fulford Harbour) on Salt Spring Island (British Columbia, Canada) by the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations and Hul’q’umi’num speaking Nations highlights the need for water quality analyses that identify contaminants of concern from adjacent watersheds.
Report cover with the title, "Fire risk reduction in the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone: A practitioner’s report" over top of a photo of moss and mushrooms.

Report: Fire risk reduction in the CDF

This report is a synthesis of the expertise shared by the community of practice, who under the leadership of Transition Salt Spring, have assembled around the issue of fire risk in the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone.
Report cover: Rights of Nature - Pathways to legal personhood for the Fraser River Estuary.

Rights of Nature: Pathways to legal personhood for the Fraser River Estuary

This report outlines a path ahead for more equitable, sustainable, and coordinated funding for Lower Fraser salmon. Report finds $91.6 million spent over 10 years for salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser River was inadequate and lacked coordination.
Before the Solutions Session, ethnobotanist, John-Bradley Williams, led attendees on a plant walk around the University of Victoria campus to root people in place and prepare them for the discussions ahead.

Project TEACH Final Report

Bridging the gap between recognition and action in coastal ecosystems in southern British Columbia.