skip to main content

Reports & Books

All of Raincoast’s published popular reports and books.


A bond through salmon, language and grandmothers

Killer whales glide by in water, with a mountain and fog looming in the background, and a cover of the book, Spirits of the Coast, in the foreground.

Published on 2020.06.05 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Reports & Books

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…

Read more

Toward a Vision for Salmon Habitat in the Lower Fraser River

Salmon art with a forest on the side of the salmon and orange polka dots around it.

Published on 2020.03.04 | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

Our new report, Toward a Vision for Salmon Habitat in the Lower Fraser River sets bold recommendations to address the loss of salmon habitat that has been identified as a key factor in the crisis many recognize for Fraser River salmon…

Read more

New report: Wild Salmon, Pipelines, and the Trans Mountain Expansion

Dave Scott holds a small salmon fry in a measuring device on the Lower Fraser.

Published on 2018.08.08 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director & Dave Scott, Research and Restoration Coordinator for the Lower Fraser Salmon Program | in Reports & Books

This report that highlights the risks posed to wild salmon in the Lower Fraser River from a Trans Mountain pipeline or tanker spill. The report details the year-round presence of different salmon species, the river’s unique features, the nature of diluted bitumen, and the failures of Trans Mountain’s environmental assessment, as well as the inadequacy of the National Energy Board review. ..

Read more

Coastal bird populations and Big Oil

Published on 2017.05.12 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast updates, Reports & Books

Times Colonist: Raincoast studies helped put nails in the coffin of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Excerpt for the book “At sea with the marine birds of the Raincoast by Dr. Caroline Fox…

Read more

Our Threatened Coast

Our threatened coast report cover over some salmon.

Published on 2016.09.12 | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

Raincoast’s latest report demonstrates how the region’s biological diversity is captured in our values, has shaped our cultural identity and is linked to economic benefits in the billions of dollars. It is not a place for oil tankers or a carbon energy corridor.

Read more

At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast

Marine Birds of the Raincoast by Caroline Fox

Published on | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

Released by Rocky Mountain Books, this nonfiction book shares the unique story of conservation scientist Dr. Caroline Fox as she surveys marine birds on BC’s coast, calling attention to the urgent conservation challenges faced by many of these birds…

Read more

Conservation concerns for DFO’s 2016 salmon fishing plan

Pacific salmon swimming underwater along a creek bed.

Published on 2016.05.04 | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

BC wild salmon conservation groups submit concerns to DFO for 2016 fishing plan.

Read more

The role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in conservation

Resource and Environmental Management in Canada report cover.

Published on 2015.12.04 | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

Raincoast’s Dr. Paul Paquet has written a guest commentary on the role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in conservation…

Read more

Potential acoustic impacts of increased vessel traffic on Southern Resident Killer Whales

Orcas Swimming

Published on 2015.06.20 | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

Dr. Chris Clark, acoustic expert from Cornell University, describes how noise and disturbance from vessels in the Salish Sea are likely impacting killer whales…

Read more

Population Viability Analysis of Southern Resident killer whales

Published on | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

Expert report on the viability of the southern resident killer whale population in the face of existing and future threats within their critical habitat of the Salish Sea…

Read more

Bear and salmon research in Heiltsuk Territory

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), fishing for salmon (Oncorhynchus sp.), coastal British Columbia.

Published on 2014.05.28 | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

Check out the work to date on our Salmon Carnivore project in Heiltsuk Territory on BC’s coast…

Read more

Embroiled: Salmon, tankers and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal

Embroiled: Volume 1, Salmon, Tankers and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal

Published on 2013.12.17 | by Raincoast | in Reports & Books

New Report by Raincoast says Northern Gateway not worth the risk to BC’s wild salmon…

Read more