Great Bear Blog

Trophy Hunting – Having Your Say

BlogFeb 27, 2014Colette Heneghan

Despite the pouring rain and high winds, more than 200 people turned up in person for the “Save B.C. Bears” rally on February 15, 2014 at the Legislature Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia. Supporters of all ages, carrying signs and placards, ... Read More

Pipeline to Paradise? Not Even Close.

BlogDec 21, 2013Ian McAllister

If Canada has not yet been formally inducted into the elite roster of global petro-states, where a country’s democratic rights and economy are run by oil interests, then Thursday’s National Energy Board decision assures it honorary membership The ... Read More

Great Bear Sea Winter Dive Expedition: Part III

BlogNov 26, 2013Ian McAllister

It’s not normally recommended to expose yourself so entirely; out here storms from the southeast can churn up the seas before you can say ‘purple ringed top snail’. Bobbing over the remnant swells from the last blow, we look back at the mainland ... Read More

Great Bear Sea Winter Dive Expedition: Part II

BlogNov 22, 2013Ian McAllister

A twice daily flushing and filling of lagoons creates the dynamic environment that supports diversity, strengthening the fabric of the natural world here and the main ingredient that Ian and Tavish are searching for – strong tidal current! We ... Read More

Great Bear Sea Winter Dive Expedition: Part I

BlogNov 16, 2013Ian McAllister

A quick remedy of tape around the neck cuff of Ian’s loaned oversized drysuit made the seal watertight against the numbing North Pacific. Equipped with lead weights, air tank, and gauges dragging along the bottom of our dinghy, I eagerly tied the ... Read More

From D.C. to B.C. Part V: Launch of the Indiegogo Campaign!

BlogNov 8, 2013Loren Clark-Moe

This is the post that I have been oh so excited to write from the moment I got here and I cannot believe that I get to be part of this effort! In my very first post I mentioned a video that we were working on. I also promised that there would be ... Read More

From D.C. to B.C. Part IV

BlogNov 3, 2013Loren Clark-Moe

There is an epic struggle between the playful wolf pups’ love of chewing and Pacific Wild’s desire to have a functioning camera in the estuary where they fish. In my last post I wrote about how Rob and I went out to repair the camera feed and the ... Read More

Brig.-Gen. M.G. Zalinski – Cleaning up Oil or Image

BlogNov 1, 2013Ian McAllister

Zalinski – Cleaning up Oil or Image Last winter I found myself descending slowly down a black wall, my dive partner Tavish Campbell, somewhere off to my left is only recognized by the narrow beam of his dive light. The depth gauge registered 100 ... Read More

From D.C. to B.C. Part III

BlogOct 28, 2013Loren Clark-Moe

Hi everyone! October in the Great Bear Rainforest continues to be amazing! One of the first things I heard about Pacific Wild was their Great Bear LIVE program, and in particular, their camera along a riverbed where we can watch live footage of ... Read More

From D.C. to B.C. Part II

BlogOct 23, 2013Loren Clark-Moe

Hello again! This is Loren, back again to share some of my experiences up here with Pacific Wild. So far, so great! Day 4: Well today was the first day where I officially got very wet, and very cold! Last night the team agreed to meet on the dock at ... Read More