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Notes from the Field

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


Adopt a drift card to help protect our coast

Published on 2014.08.26 | by Andy Rosenberger | in Notes from the Field

Our drift card study is a perfect example of research that creatively meshes science with public awareness…

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Grizzly visions, dreams and celebrations on Canada Day

Published on 2014.07.01 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Raincoast’s Ross Dixon writes about Canada’s grizzly heritage from the Khutzeymateen Valley on BC’s coast…

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Earth Day for an Oil-Free Coast

Bateman in Great Bear

Published on 2014.04.18 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

For Earth Day 2014 Raincoast has teamed up with the Sierra Club BC to bring you an evening of inspiration and entertainment headlined by renowned artist Robert Bateman…

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Herring: Food for the masses, food for all classes

Published on 2014.03.03 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

These little silver fish feed and provide nutrients into the land and wildlife much the same way that salmon do…

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Hello from Haida Gwaii

A stack of drift cards with the message "this could be oil"

Published on 2014.02.15 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Walking down their favourite beach, Sian and Allan were not thinking of oil spills until they found a bright yellow drift card and its message, this could be oil…

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Enbridge -1, Humpbacks – 0

Published on | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Notes from the Field

One hundred years ago, British Columbia’s humpback whales had many reasons to fear humans…

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We stand on guard… against big oil

Published on 2013.07.01 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Happy Canada Day from Raincoast and a message from our executive director, Chris Genovali…

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Enbridge final argument, but not the last word

Published on 2013.06.26 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Raincoast’s Dr. Paul Paquet speaks about our role in the Northern Gateway Joint Review process…

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Give the gift of art and conservation

Notes from the Field - A conservation update from the Great Bear Rainforest

Published on 2012.12.09 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

The majority of our efforts in 2012 however, have been focused on the biggest challenge we have faced yet – stopping the conversion of BC’s coast to an energy corridor for the shipment of tar sands oil…

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Art for an oil-free coast: Exhibitions begin!

Published on 2012.11.22 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

On November 27, we invite you to see works from 50 of BC’s finest artists who have depicted the fragility, beauty and vulnerability of our west coast…

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Groundswell Film Premieres

Surfers in British Columbia

Published on 2012.10.05 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

A small film about making a big stand. This NFTF introduces a new set of voices supporting the conservation of our spectacular coast.

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Raincoast purchases another hunting territory

Published on 2012.09.10 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

‘Spirit Bear’ hunting territory now secured   By Chris Genovali, Raincoast Executive Director   On the heels of last weeks declaration by 10 coastal First Nations of their opposition to sport hunting of grizzly and black bears, Raincoast announced the completed purchase of our second hunting territory. This purchase adds to our existing territory and […]

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