Notes, details, updates and miscellaneous thoughts.
Published on 2021.04.15 | by Alex Harris, Communications Associate | in Raincoast updates
With the Canadian federal government set to decide on recovery measures for 2021, we have made it easy for you to send a letter to three federal ministers encouraging them to implement the strongest possible recovery measures to ensure the survival of Southern Resident killer whales.
Published on 2021.04.08 | by Lia Chalifour, PhD candidate at UVic and UBC | Raincoast’s Fraser Estuary research team member | in Raincoast updates
Chinook salmon from the Harrison River, which was declared Canada’s first Salmon Stronghold, do something unique; rather than growing in their home lake and river system for the first year or more as many other salmon do, these fish go on a great adventure.
Published on 2021.04.07 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast updates
After practising sustainable forest management for millennia, the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation has looked to its ancient cedar trees to help guide the future of its forests stewardship.
Published on 2021.03.17 | by Alex Harris, Communications Associate | in Raincoast updates
We have released a new video about the impacts of the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 2 expansion on Southern Resident killer whales and Fraser River Chinook salmon.
Published on 2021.02.03 | by Maureen Vo, Education and Development Coordinator | in Raincoast updates
It is with great excitement that we launch our newest season of our Coastal Insights, aptly named ‘Eyes on the Coast’. Taking off where season 1 ended, we will be diving deeper into coastal British Columbia’s rich history, ecosystems and conservation issues using a two-eyed approach…
Published on 2020.12.28 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in Raincoast updates
Before 2020 closes, please accept my sincere thanks and gratitude for your support that has enabled our success.
Published on 2020.12.10 | by Shauna Doll, Gulf Islands Forest Project Coordinator | in Conservation update, Raincoast updates
On December 1st, Raincoast and Pender Islands Conservancy announced a match funding campaign in support of protecting S’DÁYES Flycatcher Forest on North Pender Island: we will be gifted $50,000 if we can raise the same amount with individual donations. We are now only $12,000 away from unlocking this $50,000! Can you help bring us to […]
Published on 2020.11.27 | by Alex Harris, Communications Associate | in Raincoast updates
We have partnered with Ecologyst and an incredibly talented Tsleil-Waututh artist, Ocean Hyland, to make these exclusive 1200 Wolf Tee Shirts…
Published on 2020.10.08 | by Maureen Vo, Education and Development Coordinator | in Raincoast updates
The new year-long training program in the Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program provides leadership skills and provides the Junior Leaders the opportunity to connect with local scientists, educators and Indigenous knowledge keepers…
Published on 2020.10.07 | by Brian Falconer, Guide Outfitter Coordinator | in Raincoast updates
I first visited the Kitlope Valley thirty years ago aboard the Maple Leaf at the invitation of the Haisla and Xenaksiala people who were fighting to save their homeland from clearcut logging. This was the beginning of my own journey…
Published on 2020.10.06 | by Shauna Doll, Gulf Islands Forest Project Coordinator | in Raincoast updates
Measuring the heights of trees in the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) zone is quite a feat. In mature CDF forests (which, unfortunately, are increasingly hard to find), individual trees can grow up to 90 metres tall! But in the Gulf Islands, where most forests have been cut at some point in the not-so-distant past, second growth […]
Published on 2020.10.02 | by Maureen Vo, Education and Development Coordinator | in Raincoast updates
Raincoast has also had to adjust how we educate students, shifting from our transformative experiential and place-based learning to predominantly virtual, online engagement…