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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.

Invest in Pacific wild salmon

Pacific salmon are foundationally important to Canada’s wildlife, food security, cultures, and economy.

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 form it takes.

Science publications in 2020

Raincoast undertakes primary research to investigate species and ecological processes to further our conservation objectives.

Reconnecting Fraser Estuary salmon habitat

Reconnecting Fraser Estuary salmon habitat

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our research and restoration efforts in the Fraser River Estuary continued through 2020. Now in…

Seven years in the Lower Fraser

Seven years in the Lower Fraser

In 2014, Raincoast initiated its work in the Lower Fraser River. From primary research and physical habitat restoration to engagement…

A future for the Gulf Islands’ forests

A future for the Gulf Islands’ forests

Raincoast’s newest initiative aims to protect Coastal Douglas-fir forests and associated habitats across the Gulf Islands. These are some of…

Safeguarding coastal carnivores – Kitlope success

Safeguarding coastal carnivores – Kitlope success

In October of 2020, we reached a significant milestone in our efforts to end all commercial trophy hunting of coastal…

Year five in the Fraser River Estuary

Year five in the Fraser River Estuary

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our research and restoration efforts in the Fraser River Estuary continued through 2020. Now in…

Marine operations

Marine operations

Our 2020 marine operations were largely scuppered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our usual Achiever time spent visiting the territories of…

Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab

Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab

Like other Raincoasters, members of the ACS lab at the University of Victoria have made creative and productive COVID-19 pivots.…

Adapting for ecological resilience

Adapting for ecological resilience

Since 2017, Raincoast has been collaborating with the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, West Coast Environmental Law, and the Martin Conservation…

A path to protection for BC’s wolves

A path to protection for BC’s wolves

Stqéyəʔ, the lone grey wolf, spent years living on an island near Victoria, BC. On leaving the island, he was…

A vision for wild salmon in the Lower Fraser

A vision for wild salmon in the Lower Fraser

In March 2020, Raincoast published the report Toward a vision for salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser River. The report…

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