Author: Raincoast

Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to safeguard 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’. As a charitable, non-profit conservation science organization that operates a research lab, research field station and a research/sailing vessel, we are unique in Canada.
Job opportunity: TFN/Raincoast Stewardship Program Assistant

Job opportunity: TFN/Raincoast Stewardship Program Assistant

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. 
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 and the heart of the Fraser Estuary

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 and the heart of the Fraser Estuary

We continue to use technical submissions, and collaborative communication efforts with other conservation groups to inform decision makers and the public. Richmond and Delta municipalities (closest to the terminal) have also expressed their opposition, citing the environmental and human impacts from more ships and bigger terminals.
Southern Residents and recovery

Southern Residents and recovery

Raincoast’s approach to recovering Southern Resident killer whales stands on two primary tenets. First is to hold the line: to keep critical habitat in the Salish Sea from becoming further degraded. The second tenet is to reduce the immediate threats undermining their survival; lack of food, noise and disturbance from vessels, and pollutants that accumulate in their food.
Re: The Pender Islands Big Tree Registry Update

Re: The Pender Islands Big Tree Registry Update

Modelled after UBC’s provincial registry and Gabriola’s Island-specific registry, we are enlisting the help of community members (that’s you!) to help us collect data on the species, location, and size of big trees across North and South Pender Islands. We will be using a convenient, accessible phone app. called iNaturalist to collect information on the big trees we find.
Wolf Conservation Center Wolf School episode 02 – Conservation of endangered Mexican grey and red wolves in the United States

Wolf Conservation Center Wolf School episode 02 – Conservation of endangered Mexican grey and red wolves in the United States

Regan discusses several of the conservation initiatives around the country since 1987 that have helped to reintroduce wolves back into the wild. In particular, she talks about the species survival program in place for the rarer Mexican grey wolf and red wolf populations.
Dr. Paul Paquet Wolf School episode 01 – The ecology and history of wolves

Dr. Paul Paquet Wolf School episode 01 – The ecology and history of wolves

In this episode, host Ross Dixon and Dr. Paquet discuss wolves in a broader context, including some of the more unique experiences where Paul has been able to study wolves in the wild. Dr. Paquet discusses how wolves are highly adaptable animals, their social behaviors, and what happens to wolf behavior when we (humans) disturb this social structure of the pack.