The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: Some of the most rare and diverse plant communities in Canada

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: Some of the most rare and diverse plant communities in Canada

Coastal Douglas-fir forests and associated ecosystems exist at the interface between land and water on the edge of the Salish Sea. With a long legacy of land stewardship by Coast Salish Nations, the ecological communities characteristic to this region are abundant and diverse. Since non-Indigenous arrival in the area, aggressive land conversion due to logging…

Conserving endangered Gulf Islands forests

Conserving endangered Gulf Islands forests

The Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) bio-geoclimatic zone is the smallest and most endangered of 16 such zones in British Columbia. According to BC’s Conservation Data Centre, nearly every ecological community in the CDF is provincially listed as threatened or endangered. The Gulf Islands represent 33.2% of CDF forests and associated habitats, and are the Traditional Territories…

On hope

On hope

“What would your ‘management plan’ for the Salish Sea be?” I ask the youth gathered. We are having a conversation about wild Pacific salmon and Southern Resident killer whales with Misty MacDuffee.

The Green and Blue Carbon Stewardship opportunity in BC’s forested and marine ecosystems: Synthesis of key workshop takeaways

The Green and Blue Carbon Stewardship opportunity in BC’s forested and marine ecosystems: Synthesis of key workshop takeaways

On March 17, 2021, Transition Salt Spring, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and Brinkman Earth Systems hosted a virtual workshop exploring opportunities for blue and green carbon projects to help finance Indigenous-led stewardship of the Coastal Douglas-fir and marine forests that sustain the Salish Sea.