Creature of the Coast

Fifteen-month old Callum is a creature of the coast. He bellyflops in bone-chilling ocean waves at sunset, laughs in delight, then runs back for more again and again until he is paralyzed by the cold. At an age when most toddlers are learning to climb stairs, he navigates over roots and fallen trees with the…

Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

A personal understanding of the places we are trying to protect is requisite for working as a Raincoaster. In this spirit, members of our salmon aquaculture team climbed aboard the SV Achiever last month and embarked on a journey of the Great Bear Rainforest. Under the wing of Alexandra Morton, we skirted the shores of…

A critical assessment of the BC Central Coast Land & Resource Management Plan

This report is a critical assessment of protection for key wildlife & salmon habitats under the proposed BC Central Coast Land & Resource Management Plan undertaken by Dr. Paul Paquet, Dr. Chris Darimont, Dr. John Nelson and Katrina Bennett. The analysis focuses on salmon habitat, wolf homesites and deer winter range. The findings indicate that…

Scientific Criteria for Evaluation and Establishment of Grizzly Bear Management Areas (2004)

Grizzly Bear Management Areas (GBMAs) have been a focal part of the British Columbia (BC) government’s Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy since 1995, and the BC government’s Independent Scientific Panel again recommended in 2003 that they be implemented with provisions to maintain connectivity between populations. In order to develop a conservation biology based model for a…

Predators in natural fragments: foraging ecology of wolves in British Columbia’s central and North Coast archipelago

Darimont, C.T., M.H.H. Price, N.N. Winchester, J. Gordon-Walker, and P.C. Paquet. 2004. Predators in natural fragments: foraging ecology of wolves of British Columbia’s central and north coast archipelago. Journal of Biogeography 31: 1867-1877. View the paper in .PDF

Crossroads: Economics, Policy and the Future of Grizzly Bears in British Columbia (2004)

Crossroads assembles a wide range of information from a variety of sources to present an overview of an important component of BC’s economy. The information and analysis relate to revenue figures for those industries relying on the presence of grizzly bears: grizzly hunting (as a component of guide outfitting) and grizzly viewing (as a component…