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Notes from the Field

Raincoast’s monthly communication detailing our science, field work, events, and breaking conservation updates.


Genetics results for Chinook salmon are in!

A salt marsh at the mouth of the Fraser River is used by juvenile salmon, other fish species, and thousands of resident and migratory birds. Photo: M. MacDuffee

Published on 2017.02.08 | by David Scott, Raincoast Lower Fraser Salmon Program Coordinator | in Notes from the Field

When you picture a research biologist’s day you probably imagine them on a boat or in a forest, immersed in nature with a notebook in hand. However, for much of the year we are tucked away in labs or at our desks, analyzing data…

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“Hunt” grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast in 2017

Published on 2017.02.02 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

What is it like to go on a “grizzly hunt” in the Great Bear Rainforest aboard Raincoast’s 70ft research vessel the Achiever? This year, why not join us and find out…

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Notes from the Great Bear

Published on 2017.01.20 | by Ross Dixon, Communications & Development Director | in Notes from the Field

Ross Dixon writes about his experience joining Raincoast’s fall “grizzly hunt” and his wildlife excursion in the Great Bear Rainforest…

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Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, and hope for killer whales

Published on 2016.12.10 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

We have something to celebrate. And so do you. In November, the federal government finally rejected the Northern Gateway proposal…

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Notes from the Field: After the spill

Published on 2016.10.27 | by Kyle Artelle, PhD | in In the News, Notes from the Field

As a Raincoast biologist privileged to call Waglisla (Bella Bella) in Heiltsuk Territory home, this is a story I wish I wasn’t writing…

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Three months in the Fraser River Estuary

Published on 2016.07.09 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

We have been out on the vast flats of the Fraser River estuary with purse seine and beach seine nets to document the arrival and use of different habitats by juvenile salmon…

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Heading north to the Great Bear Rainforest

Achiever, on the coast with a rainbow in the background.

Published on 2015.08.08 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

From grizzlies and humpbacks to young Raincoasters and nudibranchs, follow the annual northward transit of Raincoast’s research vessel Achiever from Nanaimo to Bella Bella…

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Compassionate conservation and the wolf:

A wolf with cubs

Published on 2015.07.23 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Among the most studied of large wild mammals, wolves will always hold a special fascination for our supporters, the Raincoast staff, and me…

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Top predators: shaping landscapes

A raccoon perches on a branch in the intertidal zone in the middle on the night.

Published on 2015.07.01 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Large carnivores on our coast are not just charismatic, they are critical components of coastal food webs; they keep landscapes functioning and species abundance from imbalance…

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