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By Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.

We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy’ and it is unique amongst conservation efforts.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and their wilderness habitats.

About half a dozen Chinook salmon, long brown bodies swimming in different directions visible under water, blue green in the background.
Photo by Fernando Lessa.

A group of Salish Sea Emerging Stewards stand in a circle on the edge of the Salish Sea.

Job opportunity: TFN/Raincoast Stewardship Program Assistant

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We are seeking an energetic, creative, and passionate candidate for the TFN/Raincoast Summer Student work program. The project this summer is to create and develop a new park space located on Tsawwassen First Nation lands, along with the delivery of a field-monitoring/stewardship program with assistance from Raincoast’s Education Coordinator. 
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Development Coordinator (permanent position)

Development Coordinator (permanent position)

We are looking for a Development Coordinator to join our communications and development team. You are knowledgeable about conservation issues…

Environmental Education Coordinator (one-year maternity leave position)

Environmental Education Coordinator (one-year maternity leave position)

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is a science-based registered charity dedicated to protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of British Columbia. We…

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, 2021

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, 2021

Calling all graduate students and researchers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond! The Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference is going…

World Wetland Day event, Tuesday February 2

World Wetland Day event, Tuesday February 2

Dave Scott will present at the World Wetland Day event on Februrary 2nd about salmon and the importance of estuaries…

Future forests: land protection in island Coastal Douglas-fir habitats

Future forests: land protection in island Coastal Douglas-fir habitats

On December 16th Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Pender Islands Conservancy hosted a webinar to educate the public about our…

We asked you to provide input to the Canadian government survey on these measures

We asked you to provide input to the Canadian government survey on these measures

To reduce threats to critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales, the federal government took initial steps in the last two…

Invest in Pacific wild salmon

Invest in Pacific wild salmon

Pacific salmon are foundationally important to Canada’s wildlife, food security, cultures, and economy. Yet, salmon numbers have declined a lot…

Raincoast mourns Wa’Xaid, Cecil Paul Sr.

Raincoast mourns Wa’Xaid, Cecil Paul Sr.

It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Wa’Xaid, Cecil Paul Sr., a hero lost to this…

Thank you for your support in 2020

Thank you for your support in 2020

As 2020 closes and we reflect on the year, please accept our thanks and gratitude for your support, in whatever…

Science publications in 2020

Science publications in 2020

Raincoast undertakes primary research to investigate species and ecological processes to further our conservation objectives. Supporting resurgent Indigenous-led governance: A…