Union of BC Municipalities Votes to Reject Open Net-pen Salmon Farms

Union of BC Municipalities Vote to Reject Open Net-pen Salmon Farms

Conservationists applaud mayors, councillors, and regional directors for defending B.C.’s wild salmon

Today at the annual meeting of the Union of B.C. Municipalities in Whistler, representatives of communities across British Columbia voted against open-net fish farms.

Resolution A2, brought by the City of Victoria and endorsed in April by the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities, urges the province to begin the consultation process for a transition from open net-pen salmon farming to […]

By | September 12th, 2018|Conservation, Sustainability, Top Stories|0 Comments

Stand up for BC’s Endangered Old-growth Forests

Ancient Forest Alliance, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Photo Copyright: Ancient Forest Alliance

It is time to tell your MLA to stand up for BC’s endangered old-growth forests!

Since coming to power, the new BC NDP government has so far continued with the destructive status quo of massive old-growth forest liquidation and raw log exports. Despite promising in their 2017 election platform to manage BC’s old-growth forests based on the “ecosystem-based management” approach of the Great Bear Rainforest (where most of the forests on BC’s Central and North Coast were […]

By | April 9th, 2018|Sustainability, Top Stories|1 Comment

A Fyke Net, Steve, Killer Whales and the Bella Rose

A fyke net, Steve, killer whales and the Bella Rose

It takes this and more to locate, capture, sample, release and analyze the results from our juvenile salmon field research in the Fraser River estuary near Vancouver, BC. On the Fraser’s shallow saltmarsh, a specialized fyke net is designed with wings that guide the fish toward the trap. Temporarily fixed to the channel bottom, this type of net is perfect for the delta’s tidal habitat.

One fyke net – $2,500

Even more important are Steve and […]

One Big Coast: A meaningful, inspiring film by British Columbia musician Luke Wallace

We applaud Luke Wallace and his friends for creating this meaningful film that documents a pivotal, important time in the history of our home, your home, the beautiful province of British Columbia. The decisions we make now will be remembered for lifetimes to come. Luke Wallace and Ali Harris, Murray Minchin, Kelly Marsh, Gerald Amos, Chris Thompson, Pherbie Midgley, Veronika Bylicki, Jason Farra, and others, remind us to always choose with our hearts, what is best for everyone and every thing, including Mother Earth.

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By | November 5th, 2015|Community, Conservation, Entertainment, Music, Sustainability, Videos|0 Comments

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop in British Columbia, Canada.

North Americans are often quick to condemn the brutality of other cultures and countries, inserting ourselves, sometimes using violent force, to establish what we consider peace keeping and a “good life”. Why then, has this sense of empathy not reached the way that we treat and care for other magnificent and fascinating species with whom we share the North American landscape?

Wolves have been resurrected in Canada as the classic scapegoat. As the human population continues […]

Fish Farms: Good vs Bad

Clayoquot Sound, BritishColumbia.com

Originally posted on July 27, 2012 by Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

While this is a hot topic right now in the pacific north west, this topic is something that we all feel very strong about here at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. It has been said over and over – NO MORE FISH FARMS in Clayoquot Sound. Clayoquot is a delicate ecosystem and many do not want to disrupt the already delicate life cycle any more than it already has been.

I sat down with John Caton, Managing Director, of […]

By | July 27th, 2012|Environment, Sustainability|0 Comments