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Gulf Islands Forest Project

We launched the Gulf Islands Forest Project to characterize forest health, identify measures to protect forest habitat and promote ecosystem resilience at a time of rapid climate change. By most standards…

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All about Achiever

Our dedicated research vessel, Achiever, is a Transport Canada certified 68 ft. steel hulled sloop that operates seven months a year on the BC coast. Achiever is…

Howard Humchitt, Indigenous researcher sits on the ground in the forest noting down facts on paper, beside a trip wire to capture bear hair and a large beautiful tree on a sunny day.

New peer-reviewed paper released

Against the backdrop of British Columbia’s recent consideration of UNDRIP into legislation, and conflict between Canada and Indigenous Nations/hereditary leaders over pipeline development (e.g. Coastal Gas Link and Trans Mountain projects), this week we published…

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…

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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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