This installment is the third of several articles seeking to explore the ways ecosystems differ between the islands within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone. Grant Scott, chair of the Hornby Island Conservancy and trustee on the Hornby Island Local Trust Committee, describes how historic land management regimes continue to shape the ways forests are…
There is a silent auction at EcoFair and the proceeds will go towards permanently protecting KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest.
Projects like Raincoast’s Pender Islands Big Tree Registry (PIBTR) have been initiated in an effort to safeguard big trees and biological diversity in this region.
In the spring of 2022, members of the Raincoast and Pender Islands Conservancy teams met with a long-time contributor to both organizations’ work: Andy MacKinnon. Those who are familiar with Andy know he is an expert ecologist with an undying passion for fungi.
“Dot is back!” exclaims Jaclyn from atop our beluga observation tower. We photo-identified this female beluga during our second field day. “That dimple below her dorsal ridge isn’t just a charming beauty mark, it’ll help us re-sight her over the summer…and hopefully next summer too!” – Jaclyn tweeted. Now, only a day later, Dot is…
We have until the end of the year to reach our target.
This article is a synthesis of the key takeaways from that series to address the twin biodiversity and climate crisis on a local scale.
Beluga whales produce a multitude of sounds for a variety of functions. To date, calls used for group cohesion and for mother-calf contact, known as ‘contact calls’, are the best understood 4,6,8,11,13,14. The fact that contact calls sound nothing like the typical chirps and whistles that are common in the beluga vocal repertoire, but instead…
On this episode of the Future Ecologies podcast, Doug (Muq’vas Glaw) Neasloss and Kyle Artelle illustrate the issues with the NAM by telling the story of provincial management of grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. However, they also illustrate an alternative to the NAM, a decolonial model rooted in Indigenous sovereignty that has made the Great Bear Rainforest a bright-spot for bear conservation .
Spirits of the Coast brings together the work of marine biologists, Indigenous knowledge keepers, poets, artists and storytellers, united by their enchantment with the orca.
Paige Griffin shares her experience interning with Raincoast’s Gulf Islands Forest Project.
Senior Scientist and Co-Director of our Cetacean Conservation Research Program, Dr. Valeria Vergara, is teaching the course, which is part of the SFU’s Continuing Studies Program.