We currently focus on three initiatives:
Working with communities to protect bear populations and habitat.
Our collaborative teams of conservation biologists and ecotourism operators enrich regional conservation of black and grizzly bears through research and education in coastal rainforest ecosystems. We collaborate with the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation to monitor bears in the Wakeman river watershed.
Documenting genetics for salmon recovery in the Broughton Archipelago and beyond.
Catch, Clip, Release. The information contained in salmon DNA helps make management decisions about salmon, their rivers, and their recovery. We support local fishing guides to catch a salmon, clip a fin sample, and release the fish back into the river. The samples contribute to a research program with Salmon Coast Field Station, a local conservation research organization. Together we are building a robust genetic library for salmon species in the understudied salmon populations of the Broughton Archipelago and beyond.
Supporting opportunities with emerging young leaders.
Deepening a connection to land is a powerful opportunity to invest in future generations. We support young leaders from the remote communities who are connecting to their territories through exploring and using their land. We are committed to building capacity for outdoor leadership and stewardship training in the area.