Field notes from a group of youth learning about restoration and conservation on Pender Island.
We must work together toward local solutions.
The project takes a watershed-wide scope to improve understanding of both existing and historical ecological conditions. The first question we aim to answer is: how has modification via forestry, fire, wetland drainage, etc. influenced hydrological dynamics, availability and quality of freshwater (i.e. source drinking water), and local forest ecology? We seek to find answers to…
This article synthesises the information shared by the eighteen experts who contributed to Project TEACH.
You can find Raincoast at the Moss Street Market on Saturday, August 6th from 10am-2pm and at the Esquimalt Farmers Market on Thursday, August 18th from 4:30-7:30pm.
We are thrilled to have seven interns join our team through the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program and UBC’s Sustainability Scholar program.
Collecting your stories and/or observations of change will not only broaden understanding of CDF ecosystems, but it also provides an opportunity for community engagement and science to work collaboratively.
This installment is the first of several articles seeking to explore the ways ecosystems differ between the islands within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone. Adam Huggins, Restoration Coordinator with the Galiano Conservancy Association (GCA), explains the ways topography, historic land use, and shifting economies have influenced and continue to shape the ways CDF forests…
Altogether, we have raised a total of $571,222.69 since we announced our intention to purchase and protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest.
Eleven and half thousand years ago is a mighty long time for a major forest ecosystem. Yet, that is how long Coastal Douglas-fir forests have existed on Canada’s west coast, longer than most other forested biogeoclimatic zones in British Columbia!
After thousands of years of evolution alongside Coast Salish peoples, the story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests and associated habitats is inseparable from the story of those who shaped them.
On June 23rd, the teachings from these sessions will be mobilized at an in-person gathering we are calling the Solutions Session.