Gulf Islands Forest Project

A scientist in a checked shirt and pale pink hat, carrying a backpack looks up at the trees inside the forest with a measuring device.

Photo by Alex Harris/ Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Raincoast’s Gulf Islands Forest Project is focused on addressing biodiversity loss, climate change and other human caused impacts on Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) habitats.

Unique to the south coast of British Columbia, CDF ecosystems are characterized by Coastal Douglas-fir trees as a dominant species but also include sand dunes, estuaries, Garry oak meadows, and rocky outcrops.

Regionally, these habitats cover less than 1% of provincial land area, with the Salish Sea’s Gulf Islands hosting 25%.

Using Raincoast’s signature approach of informed advocacy, the Gulf Islands Forest Project combines community engagement with science and policy review to work towards conservation of Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems.

A narrow yellow tape measure is visible drawn across the girth of a tree
Photo by Alex Harris/ Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Read more about our new Gulf Islands Forest Project.


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