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Wolf School 6: Conservation Solutions

Sept 23, 2020 @ 6pm PST

Dr. Chris Darimont

The last episode Wolf School looks toward existing and emerging solutions to the conservation of wolves in British Columbia.

Raincoast’s Director of Science, Dr. Chris Darimont, will also look back to …

A beautiful tan brown mountain lion caught mid-pace, on snow covered slopes within a forest.

A win for mountain lions

A win for mountain lions in British Columbia, Canada!

On July 1, 2020, the pursuit-only season for mountain lions was banned.

Up until July 1st, 2020, when hunters reached their limit on mountain lions, they were still permitted to let …

A white sailboat is photographed in the blue waters of ocean between green forested mountains with blue sky and white clouds hovering above

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 our core platform for coastal …

Photo of a Squamish valley landscape, with mountains shrouded in clouds towering above a forest in Fall colours

Squamish Valley

I give a lot of thanks for being able to visit places as beautiful as this. For a rare glimpse of an elk stag. For the clouds clearing to reveal glacial blue braids of the river. For golden leaves.

#Sḵwx̱wú7mesh …

A black bear walks along a paved road with forest on either side.

Co-Existence & Human Behaviour

This year the number of incidents with black bears in BC’s lower mainland and the number of incidents with bears in the province has significantly increased. ⠀

The reality remains that the best way to manage interaction and co-existence …

A bike on a dock with the ocean behind it. The sky is bright blue.

Naked Bicycles

In the land of Naked Bicycles, there’s a straggler amongst the crowd. Upgrades to my Straggler have me enjoying these sunny days. Nothing clears the mind better, and allows for some opportunities to problem solve while getting some exercise. Thanks …

Green forest under blue skies

Crisp clear skies

Missing these clear crisp skies right now. Wanting to escape a smoky city and head to this lookout that I last visited with my mum.

#mountain #air #river #forest #squamish #valley #elaho #pnw…

Four otters sit clumped together staring at the camera while on a small bank of grass and trees and rock between arms of the green river.

A family of otters

As spring rolls around, returning to my rivers to collect more samples and data has been constantly on my mind. I never knew I could form such a deep bond to waterbodies, but I find something so magical about rivers, …

A green boat lifted over a blue tarp with white writing on the side saying "Achiever." A masculine person stands on a ladder beside the boat painting.

At the shipyard

2018 shipyard aboard Raincoast Conservation research vessel “Achiever” is complete! With coats of primer and paint applied, a few new ball valves, a shinned up prop and few other upgrades, Achiever is back in the water. A big thanks to …

A digital map with many scattered blue and red triangles in a channel marking the location of boats.

Exercise Salish Sea

The Gulf Islands were abuzz today as #BCEX17 day one of two were taking place. The exercise is the largest in Canadian Coast Guard history. The Achiever was not invited to participate……

A Pacific Yachting magazine with a cover photo of mist rising on the ocean and a green sailboat (Achiever) in the distance.

Haunted Vessels

She made the cover! Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever on the cover of this months Pacific Yachting. She is not a haunted ship of the Graveyard of the Pacific but does continue to ply coastal waters for Raincoast’s continuous efforts …

A boat with a white deck and green hull tied up at a dock with blue sea and sky in the background.

Achiever crew ready for summer

The crew getting Achiever ready for a summer survey. Matt up the mast checking systems and Joss supervising. These two were a huge help during a two week survey covering 1,200 nautical miles of BC’s beautiful central and north coast.…

Three porpoises jump out of the ocean in the black and white photo.

World Oceans Day 2017

Happy World Oceans Day. Too much comes to mind with what plagues our oceans today. Over fishing, acidification, pollution, entanglements and disease to name a few. I feel extremely fortunate to ply the coastal waters of BC and see what …

A black bear slightly right of centre stands amid tall grass with evergreens to the left and in the misty distance.

Grazing Bears

Early morning estuary visits when we were sailing the Great Bear Rainforest aboard Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever this spring we were graced by lush estuaries and lots of bears grazing the new growth. With BC’s spring hunt coming to …

A grizzly bear standing on a rock with rocky ground and then a forest behind it.

Spring bears

Spring is in the air and these beautiful creatures are making their way down to the estuaries in search of sedges and roots to cleanse their appetite. Excited to head back up to the Great Bear Rainforest to view and …

A blackboard the lists 57 species in white chalk.

57 species, two weeks

Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever returning from a charter out on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. 57 species observed over the past two weeks. Amazing to see the biodiversity of these waters. …

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