Shauna Doll, MSc
Forest Conservation Program Director

Shauna (she/her) is the program director for the Forest Conservation Program (formerly known as the Gulf Islands Forest Project). Her work aims to strengthen protection of the rare and threatened habitats characteristic to Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone with a specific focus on the Gulf Islands. This includes managing the Pender Islands Big Tree Registry, engaging in policy analysis, and overseeing Raincoast’s land protection trust, in addition to many other projects and initiatives.

Shauna has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sustainability, a master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management, and she is currently working towards completing a professional specialization certificate in Ecological Restoration through the University of Victoria. Passionate about coastal interface ecosystems, Shauna first began working on forest protection in the Acadian/Wabanaki forests of Mi’kma’ki (now widely known as Nova Scotia) before transplanting to so-called British Columbia. She now lives and works on the territories of W̱SÁNEĆ, Songees, and Esquimalt Nations.

shauna [at] raincoast [dot] org

Publications

Doll S, Duinker PN. Characterization and Justification of Trees on an Inner-City Golf Course in Halifax, Canada: An Investigation into the Ecological Integrity of Institutional Greenspace. Forests. 2020; 11(1):96. https://doi.org/10.3390/f11010096

Doll , S., & Wright, T. (2019). Climate change art: Examining how the artistic community expresses the climate crisis. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, 14 (2). https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v14i02/13-29

McLean A. 2021. Tree Protection Bylaws in British Columbia. Raincoast Conservation Foundation. ISBN: 978-1-9993892-4-6.

Doll, S. (Ed.). 2022. The Story of the Coastal Douglas-fir forests—an interview series. Raincoast Conservation Foundation. https://www.raincoast.org/tag/cdf-interview-series/

Webinar series produced

2021. Project TEACH. Raincoast Conservation Foundation. https://www.raincoast.org/project-teach/

2020. Gulf Islands webinar series. Raincoast Conservation Foundation. https://www.raincoast.org/gi-webinar/

Program in the news

Bell J. 2022. Donations sought to protect forest on North Pender Island. Times Colonist. https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/donations-sought-to-protect-forest-on-north-pender-island-5443756 

Lane P. 2021. Shauna Doll believes buying up the forests will help us preserve a habitable planet. Canada’s National Observer. https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/10/04/news/shauna-doll-believes-buying-forests-will-help-us-preserve-habitable-planet  

Emily Fagan. 2020. Local conservation groups launch bid to buy North Pender Island forest. Capital Daily. https://www.capitaldaily.ca/news/raincoast-buying-north-pender-island-forest

Popular articles

Lambert E., Doll S. 2022. Synthesis of ProjectTEACH learnings. Raincoast Conservation Foundation. https://www.raincoast.org/2022/08/synthesis-of-project-teach-learnings/ 

Doll S., McLean A., Genovali C. 2021. We must protect forests to protect water — and ourselves. Canada’s National Observer. https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/11/11/opinion/we-must-protect-forests-protect-water-and-ourselves 

Doll S., Genovali C. 2021. Why the BC NDP’s old-growth preservation efforts fall short. Canada’s National Observer. https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/06/09/opinion/why-bc-ndp-old-growth-preservation-efforts-fall-short 

Doll,S., Genovali, C. 2021. Comment: Stronger forest protection policy needed on the Gulf Islands. Times Colonist.  https://www.timescolonist.com/archive/comment-stronger-forest-protection-policy-needed-on-the-gulf-islands-4685683

Genovali C., Doll S. 2021. BC’s Coastal Douglas-fir Zone needs protection now. Raincoast Conservation Foundation. https://www.raincoast.org/2021/02/bcs-coastal-douglas-fir-zone-needs-protection-now/ 

Genovali C., MacDuffee M., Doll S. 2020. Announcing Raincoast’s newest conservation initiative. Raincoast Conservation Foundation. https://www.raincoast.org/2020/11/newest-conservation-initiative/

Recent articles

Two people walking through a Garry Oak Forest.

Job posting: Species Monitoring and Outreach Technician

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is looking to hire a Species Monitoring and Outreach Intern for a 16-week  term with possibility of extension. This partially remote, partially field-based position will include assisting…

Red legged frog on the forest floor.

Conservation in the coast’s most at-risk forest type

After two successful forest acquisition campaigns in two years, Raincoast became a land trust in 2023. We currently co-own and manage two conservation properties on S,DÁYES, Pender Island, in W̱SÁNEĆ…

Two people stand near a big tree in the forest.

Second annual Big Tree Summit

Following the success of the first ever Big Tree Summit organized by Raincoast in 2021, the 2023 Summit was organized to identify synergies between different big tree and old growth…

A field of colourful flowers along the coast.

Garry oak and Camas meadows: Replenishing the landscape

In 2023, the Friends of Cortes Island and Linnaea Farm Society released a short film, documenting the restoration of the Dillon Creek Watershed in Klahoose, Tla’amin, and Homalco Territories. It…