Raincoast scientist in grey t shirt and off white cargo pants stands on a bank of grass by the Fraser River estuary holding onto a blue net with orange balls spaced out on top, tied to a tall pole under blue skies.

Year five in the Fraser River Estuary

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our research and restoration efforts in the Fraser River Estuary continued through 2020.

Now in year five, this work is helping us understand how the estuary supports millions of juvenile salmon in its different habitats …

Achiever, sailboat research vessel is seen with white sail unfurled in blue water under bright blue skies, with a youth in winter gear visible partially in the foreground.

Youth education during COVID

While youth education looks different during COVID, our Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program was still able to work with W̱SÁNEĆ youth aboard our research vessel Achiever earlier this month.

With community members guiding learning, we toured the territories of WSANEC …

A light brown wolf standing in front of snow lifts it head up caught in mid howl, eyes closed.

No evidence to support wolf culls

Although concealed under a smokescreen of scientific management, a recent study we released in collaboration with University of Victoria, University of BC and University of Alberta found no evidence that the government-sponsored killing of wolves in British Columbia will save …

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 …

Fraser River and a Raincoast research boat

Hiring for the summer

Come and join us this summer. We’re hiring for a summer placement to support our work to map the potential for salmon habitat protection and restoration in the Lower Fraser River and estuary. 

Photo by Michael O Snyder (@michaelosnyder).

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