Gulf Islands

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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 the least protected and most threatened forests in BC. With 30% of the province’s Coastal Douglas-fir forests occuring within the …

A small brown bird with a sharp black beak sits among the branches in a forest on Pender Island

Today is Giving Tuesday

Today is ‘Giving Tuesday’ – a global generosity movement celebrating the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

One week into the fundraising campaign for the S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest, we have collectively raised over $62,000 …

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.

Gulf Islands Forest Project

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 …

Shauna Doll looks up while she big tree hunting on Salts Spring.

Re: The Pender Islands Big Tree Registry Update

Greetings big tree hunters!  If you missed last month’s edition of the Pender Post, we would like to introduce you to The Pender Islands Big Tree Registry (“the Registry”).

Modelled after UBC’s provincial registry and Gabriola’s Island-specific registry, we are …

tall trees rising into the blue sky with their tops creating a canopy in the forest

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, the Coastal Douglas Fir biogeoclimactic (CDF) zone is the …

Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands forest project

British Columbia’s Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) zone is a rare forest type that lines the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island, crosses through the Gulf Islands, and reaches the Sunshine Coast. Heavily impacted by historic and ongoing logging and development, the CDF …

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