Save the great bears

Save the great bears

Help us bring a permanent end to commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest Working with our Coastal First Nations partners, our goal is to acquire all remaining commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest. You can help us extinguish guided hunting. Donate to Save the Great Bears Your donation will help us…

Grizzly Bar locations

Grizzly Bar locations

Looking for the Grizzly Bar? Our contest is over, but some Grizzly Bars are still out there. On July 1st, we drew the winner who won an epic trip with us on the Achiever. Thanks everyone who participated! List of BC Locations List of locations elsewhere Amaranth Whole Foods, Calgary, St. AlbertDad’s Organic Market, SaskatoonPaper Pipit, Thornhill,…

Juvenile salmon & small streams

Juvenile salmon & small streams

The Great Bear Rainforest is home to over 2,500 salmon runs from more than 5,000 spawning populations. Many of these rivers are still intact, offering a unique opportunity to study the linkages between salmon and the larger food web. However, salmon in this region are faced with increasing threats, many of which have depressed and extirpated salmon populations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Some of our previous work to understand ecology, status of, and threats to coastal salmon populations is linked below.

Art for an Oil-Free Coast, about the book

Art for an Oil-Free Coast, about the book

The 160-page book, now on its second printing, highlights the art pieces, most of which are originals, from 50 incredible Canadian and First Nation artists like Robert Bateman, Robert Davidson, Craig Benson, Carol Evans, Lissa Calvert and Roy Henry Vickers.  The art is featured with writings from esteemed Canadian scientists such as David Suzuki, Wade Davis…

Salmon for wildlife

Salmon for wildlife

Elected officials need to hear public support for allocating  salmon to bears. The federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans makes decisions every day that effect the allocation of salmon to various interests.  Until very recently, wildlife were never mentioned in the decision-making process.   Now, a policy exists that states the ecosystem, specifically bears and other…

Host a movie night

A great way to spread awareness, have fun and generate  support for coastal conservation is to host your own Raincoast evening. Make popcorn and show one of our award-winning films to a group of school kids or have your business friends over for a martini party. The spectrum is wide open. Raincoast staff are happy to give…

Write letters

Contacting provincial and federal elected officials, as well as members of the opposition and newspapers, is an effective and important way to communicate your thoughts on an issue.  Here are some key contacts. Provincial BC Premier Hon. Gordon Campbell (and MLA Vancouver-Point Grey)Mailing address: PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt  Victoria, BC  V8W 9E2Email:

Small streams surveys

Small streams surveys

Our interest in small streams stems from their importance to genetic diversity, as nutrient corridors for riparian habitats, food and access sources for bears and other predators, evolutionary opportunities, and fresh water rearing habitat for juvenile salmon, especially coho. When combined, small streams can also provide moderate salmon production which can be important for subsistence fisheries.