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There are a handful of Pacific Wild's images amidst the 100 paintings Marisa has painted since January 1. See if you can pick them out at www.thiswildroad.com.

VOLUNTEER: The wild road to Pacific Wild

BlogApr 11, 2016Michaela Montaner

Demand for volunteer positions working with Pacific Wild definitely outstrips supply and all too often we find that we are declining kind offers for support. Usually it’s because we don’t have a position that matches the skillset that is offered, ... Read More

PRO-TIPS: Volunteering at Pacific Wild

BlogApr 10, 2016Pacific Wild

The volume of inquiries we receive about volunteering and working at Pacific Wild is truly inspiring - there are so many people out there ready to take action for the Great Bear Rainforest. Over the years we’ve had the privilege of working with 100s ... Read More

RETROSPECTIVE: The Great Bear Agreement that did nothing for the Great Bears

BlogApr 9, 2016Pacific Wild

As far as we are concerned, when a new 2016 Great Bear Rainforest land-use order was legally established on January 28, 2016 , the Heiltsuk Tribal Council won quote of the year with these eloquent words: “We are grateful for a step down the right ... Read More

HERRING: A path forward for fisheries management on the coast

BlogApr 8, 2016Pacific Wild

Just over a year ago, the Heiltsuk Nation issued a tribal ban prohibiting an industrial sac roe herring fishery as they felt stocks had not recovered sufficiently after collapsing years earlier. Commercial gillnet licenses held by the Heiltsuk were ... Read More

HERRING: A Great Bear Rainforest herring primer

BlogApr 5, 2016Pacific Wild

Just over a year ago, the Heiltsuk Nation issued a tribal ban prohibiting an industrial sac roe herring fishery as they felt stocks had not recovered sufficiently after collapsing years earlier. Commercial gillnet licenses held by the Heiltsuk were ... Read More

Why we oppose the Pacific Northwest LNG proposal

BlogMar 7, 2016Ian McAllister

Here's my letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency describing why Pacific Wild doesn't support the Petronas/Pacific NorthWest LNG Proposal. Click here to send your own letter - you have the option of customizing mine or starting from ... Read More

UNFILTERED: The Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

BlogFeb 3, 2016Ian McAllister

I have been asked for my opinion of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement (GBRA) several times over the last 48 hours. As I’m sure many people reflecting on this agreement in public and private can relate, synthesizing your thoughts for a media sound ... Read More

HERRING: Historic win for Pacific herring as First Nations co-management agreement is reached

BlogJan 27, 2016Ian McAllister

After decades of mismanagement and overharvesting, Pacific herring - the foundation of the coast –are finally being given a reprieve from industrial fishing. On January 18, the Heiltsuk Nation and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) formally announced ... Read More

HERRING: Heiltsuk, DFO make historical agreement

BlogJan 18, 2016Pacific Wild

“ The development of this plan has set the stage for future co-management of resources with the federal government. On behalf of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, I applaud DFO staff for successfully establishing the foundation for a nation-to-nation ... Read More

NEWS ROUND-UP: Week of January 11, 2016

BlogJan 14, 2016Pacific Wild

Amidst the unexpected and looming challenges posed by climate change and massive energy proposals, political and legal developments over the last couple days have been exceptionally encouraging...Read More

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