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Two researchers squat on the banks of the Fraser river estuary. They are holding a long net in place stretching across the water under a grey blue sky.

Reconnecting Fraser Estuary salmon habitat

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 …

An aerial view of the Fraser estuary with a city and mountains in the background.

Seven years in the Lower Fraser

In 2014, Raincoast initiated its work in the Lower Fraser River. From primary research and physical habitat restoration to engagement with communities, environmental reviews, and policy change, the scope of our work stretches from the beginning of the river’s gravel …

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 …

Salmon pictured underwater in murky green

Raincoast in the Watersheds 2020 forum

Today and tomorrow Raincoast is participating in the Watersheds 2020 forum.

Watersheds is a virtual gathering that brings together a diverse community of water leaders, including Indigenous Nations, watershed groups, local and provincial government staff, funders, scholars and researchers, practitioners …

A big salmon is seen hovering over a rocky bed under water with sun rays shining down on it and the murky pale green water in the Fraser river estuary

Crucial time for wild salmon

This is a crucial time for wild salmon that depend on the Fraser River. Following years of decline in the number of Chinook and sockeye salmon returning to the Fraser, the last two years have seen the lowest on record, …

Reject Terminal 2 expansion

We are working to protect the Fraser Estuary from the Terminal 2 Expansion.

The Port of Vancouver is proposing to almost double the size of their existing terminal, Deltaport Terminal, in the Fraser Estuary.

As a nursery and feeding ground, …

Grizzly bear walks on shallow water and rocks with salmon caught in its mouth, backgrounded by green trees.

Monitoring bears in Wuikinuxv

With the Raincoast lab’s field work season still on hold due to covid-19, we have been asking our scientists to keep you engaged with the people and places in which we work.

Megan Adams shares about the work the lab …

Blue grey Fraser river estuary with cargo ships and a fishing vessel in the deep water, foregrounded by four scientists standing on rocks on the shore looking at and discussing a green net at a breach

A vision for the coast, as we head into 2020

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated and shared our end of year fundraising drive. We are grateful to be surrounded by people, businesses and organizations that share our vision and are willing to invest in our initiatives. …

Close up photograph of an orca whale, white and black face and black body partially out of green water.

Southern Residents and recovery

In 2019, we saw the most significant threat reduction measures the Canadian government has taken to date to support recovery of Southern Resident killer whales. Through coordinated legal, scientific, and public outreach strategies, and government negotiations, Raincoast and our …

Grey and white kitten sits near a window staring out, partially hidden by two cactus plants in pots. In the foreground is a black and white print of a salmon, the paper resting on red tile.

My favourite things

This photo just really captures my favourite things. I made this salmon print from a post-spawning male chum carcass.

The logistics of taking a dead fish and turning it into art while you’re navigating vegetation on a riverbank in the …

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