A huge tree with red brown trunk and a green dome of leaves stands tall in the foreground in front of bright blue skies and a forested mountain. One person is seen swinging from a rope in the tree half way up, looking very small compared to the tall trunk.

Our old growth forests

B.C.’s old growth forests are critically important ecologically, economically and culturally – and are typically between 200 to 2,000 years in age. These ecosystems are in crisis…

Bear hair sticking out from a wire with the palm of a researcher visible behind it for contrast

Bear hair as a research tool

Lauren Henson of the Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab at University of Victoria uses bear hair to research population structures of grizzly and black bears from the interior of B.C. to the coast. She just wrote an article…

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