Marine operations

Triptych of photographs. Biggest picture is aerial shot of Raincoast boat Achiever with sail up in sea green water. Top left is skipper Nick Sinclair in a red beanie on the boat. Bottom left is a group of people with cameras and other equipment standing on the boat looking at the water to its side.

Photo by Katrina Pyne via Hakai Institute.

The past year saw Achiever and crew as busy as ever with research projects, monitoring visits to our hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest, and playing a central role in our expanding program of youth education in the Salish Sea and beyond. Achiever was also on hand to provide extra accommodations for Heiltsuk Nation guests as they opened their stunning new Gvukva’áus Haíɫzaqv (house of the Haíɫzaqv) with a five day potlatch celebration.

The new year will see a new skipper for Achiever as we say a very fond farewell to Nicholas Sinclair. Over seven years, Nick has guided many of our supporters through the estuaries of the Great Bear Rainforest and along BC’s coast. His skills as a mariner have kept research crews on track and safe, and he has shared his infectious passion for sailing with youth from BC and around the world. We will miss you Nick and wish you well in your new job.

Research underway with the Hakai Institute.
Research underway with the Hakai Institute. Photo by Katrina Pyne via Hakai Institute.

With changes in mind, 2020 will see the establishment of a new Achiever Fund to provide stable support for ourmarine operations program. With Achiever as our core platform for coastal research, wildlife monitoring, and education, we are looking for donors to support our new marine operations funding model. Achiever helps us implement our mandate to safeguard the lands, waters, and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. As a floating classroom for experiential education, it also inspires future generations of stewards.

Read the rest of our annual report.

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