Working on Achiever gave the Reef Net crew the chance to learn about land restoration, and provided us with get hands-on experience removing invasive plants from QENENIW̱
Raincoast recently began a partnership with Tsawwassen Nation to support Environmental Stewardship programming for youth. The program provided local youth with opportunities to learn about stewardship, environmental restoration and career development.
Remote cameras are assisting researchers at the Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab to answer pressing conservation questions along the coast of British Columbia. These cameras, deployed and managed in collaboration with First Nations partners, create unique possibilities for non-invasive wildlife monitoring.
This project has been the largest connectivity restoration project in the Fraser estuary in decades.
Notes from the field about a day looking for signs of wolves.
Kristen Walters, Raincoast’s Lower Fraser River Salmon Conservation Program Coordinator, shares about her experience in the field.
“What would your ‘management plan’ for the Salish Sea be?” I ask the youth gathered. We are having a conversation about wild Pacific salmon and Southern Resident killer whales with Misty MacDuffee.
Most of this seasonally available habitat is no longer accessible.
It became apparent quickly that any research we did with the Wuikinuxv Nation on grizzly bears would be premised in a deep respect for the well-being of bears. This meant asking questions about the bears’ population, habitat, and food sources. There is a cultural principle in Wuikinuxv of looking ahead over each other and the lands and waters. In the Wuikinuxv language, this practice of being a guardian or a protector is called n̓àn̓akila.
Raincoast’s Guide Outfitter Coordinator and Ship Captain, Brian Falconer shares about his experience on the Marine Debris Removal Initiative.
For the last two years, I’ve been documenting clearcut logging on Salt Spring Island, and with Raincoasts’s Gulf Islands Forest Project, on Pender Island too. On a small island such as Pender, these relatively small clearcut patches can have a disproportionate impact on the landscape. I wanted to go to the Fairy Creek Blockade to see this intact watershed and support the Indigenous people and land defenders who’ve been protecting this place.
Wild Salmon Research Assistant, Paige Roper, shares about Raincoast’s recent work in the Harrison River.