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Islands 2050: What will the Gulf Islands look like in 25 years?

A cutblock with a stack of logs from Salt Spring Island, in the Gulf Islands.

The preservation and protection of BC’s Gulf Islands “for the benefit of residents of the trust area and of the province generally” has been charged to the Islands Trust. However, recent decision-making has demonstrated that a majority of Local Trustee’s are focusing on different priorities. In February, Raincoast submitted feedback as part of a public engagement process seeking input on the Islands Trust Policy Statement in two areas: climate change and affordable housing within the Islands Trust area.

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Carbon stewardship workshop focusing on Gulf Islands forests and coasts

Three women standing 6 feet apart talking to each other in a Coastal Douglas-fir forest

Later this month, Raincoast, along with partners, will be hosting a workshop exploring the feasibility of implementing carbon stewardship projects on the Gulf Islands and across the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) zone in the Salish Sea. This workshop aims to establish a civic and Indigenous community of learners. Our goal is to collaboratively develop a nature-based climate project financed from conservation, restoration and improved ecosystem management.

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You did it: 13 acres in 3 months!

Wetland at the S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest with the sun in the background.

We are excited to announce that together with the Pender Islands Conservancy, we have raised the funds required to purchase and permanently protect S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest on North Pender Island…

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BC’s Coastal Douglas-fir zone needs protection now

Close up photo of a cedar bough.

In an era where climate change is a modern reality and biodiversity is in crisis the world over, the province’s continued support of industrial logging in old growth forests is out of sync with global scientific consensus and policy objectives. This is especially true in the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimactic zone, the smallest and most endangered of 16 such zones in BC…

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Volunteering with the Big Tree Registry

A Coastal Douglas-fir landscape.

Taeven Lopatecki volunteering with the Big Tree Registry is a way of quantifiably supporting conservation and awareness for this Island and this coast that she calls home. Raincoast’s scope of work, stretching from coastal landscapes to the waters of the Salish Sea and beyond, satisfies her interest in conservation topics.

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The home stretch to permanently protect S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest

Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali looking up at a very large cedar tree in a cedar grove.

It was in late November when we launched our initiative to purchase and permanently protect the S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest. We determined the sale price and set our goal to raise $395,000 by April. Now, less than 2 months into our 6 month fundraising campaign, we are less than $20,000 away from meeting our target…

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Explore S’DÁYES Flycatcher Forest: Webinar, video and fundraising update

Ariel view of S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest

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 […]

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