Between now and Earth Day, every dollar donated to KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest will be doubled!

Between now and Earth Day, every dollar donated to KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest will be doubled!

The purchase and permanent protection of this property is an ambitious undertaking by Raincoast and our partners at the Pender Islands Conservancy Association. We must raise $2.1 million. In pursuit of this goal, today we released our campaign video to introduce our community to KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest with an announcement: between now and Earth Day,…

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

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

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.

Carbon stewardship workshop focusing on Gulf Islands forests and coasts

Carbon stewardship workshop focusing on Gulf Islands forests and coasts

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.