What our Forest Conservation Program accomplished in 2023.
In November 2023, Raincoast hosted the second annual Big Tree Summit to gather those interested in protecting big trees and old forests across British Columbia. Together, we aim to advance conservation outcomes for these increasingly rare and threatened ecologies.
Everybody plays a part in learning the lessons.
Islands in the Salish Sea are experiencing a worsening seasonal water deficit.
Ecological communities around the Salish Sea range from iconic conifer-dominated forests to grasslands. None of these diverse communities recognize political boundaries, so how do habitats on the American side of the border compare to those in southern BC?
Introducing a new practitioner’s report focused on reducing fire risk by increasing ecological integrity.
Big trees instill awe and connection in the human communities that surround them.
As the worst fire season in Canadian historyーdriven by climate change, ecosystem fragmentation, and long-term land-use mismanagementーdecimates forests across the country, species-at-risk biologist Jared Hobbs reflects sadly on the dramatic decline of Northern Spotted Owls and Western Screech-owls across British Columbia. Habitat loss is central to this story. Old-growth logging has reduced the number of…
In this article, Del Meidinger who led the development of the BEC system in British Columbia and was responsible for technical quality and standardization of methods and concepts for the BEC program, provides a simple explanation of the BEC system.
Applications close June 2, 2023.
When property prices are too high to protect these places via purchase, can we count on public policy tools to safeguard CDF forests from further degradation?
Though the conclusions of the International Panel on Climate Change report are grim, protecting and restoring natural ecosystems is an effective step.