Great Bear Blog

UPDATE: Legal case exposes B.C. government’s wilful negligence of duty to protect wildlife, ecosystems

BlogMay 16, 2016Pacific Wild

In January 2015, the B.C. government launched an experimental, multi-year wolf kill program in the South Peace and South Selkirk regions. At the time, Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thompson stated that the wolf cull ... Read More

Welcome to the new face of Great Bear LIVE

BlogMay 7, 2016Diana Chan

If you were watching the Great Bear LIVE feeds during this year’s herring spawn, or if you’ve recently tuned back into the Seal Garden after its break over the winter, you may have noticed some fairly major changes have been introduced with fairly ... Read More

The top 5 views from the 2016 herring season

BlogMay 5, 2016Diana Chan

It’s hard to believe that another herring spawn has already come and gone. With this year’s improvements in joint management , we were able to shift our focus from a controversial fishery and resulting protests last year to documenting the ... Read More

UPDATE: Wolf kill numbers nearly double in 2016

BlogMay 3, 2016Michaela Montaner

Year two of five of the B.C. government’s tax-payer-funded wolf kill project is now complete, with the government announcing today their aerial snipers virtually doubled the body count. In the South Selkirks and South Peace, nine and 154 wolves ( ... Read More

ACTION: 5 things you can do to protect the Great Bear Rainforest this Earth Day

BlogApr 22, 2016Pacific Wild

1. Join our team Did you know we are hiring? In addition to a handful of volunteer graphic designers, deckhands, researchers, and others , we’re looking for two talented filmmakers and ardent conservationists to join our teams in the field and at ... Read More

VOLUNTEER: Some thoughts on hiring volunteers

BlogApr 16, 2016Michaela Montaner

We're proud to say that 100% of Pacific Wild staff, past and present, had a history of volunteering - either at PW or elsewhere - before joining our team as staff. (Speaking of - we're hiring! ) While we’ve only hired a fraction of the hundreds of ... Read More

VOLUNTEER: A beary good find

BlogApr 15, 2016Michaela Montaner

Earlier this week, we told you about how Elissa went from tabling for us in Vancouver to the helm of S.V. Habitat. Well, today, we’re introducing you to Megan Carey, who went from initiate to volunteer campaign coordinator in the blink of an eye. ... Read More

VOLUNTEER: What’s in it for you?

BlogApr 13, 2016Michaela Montaner

One of the key questions we ask prospective volunteers is “ What’s in it for you? ” The answer tells us a lot about how you are approaching volunteering and, perhaps most importantly, helps us tailor the volunteer experience so you get as much out ... Read More

VOLUNTEER: Playing the waiting game

BlogApr 12, 2016Michaela Montaner

Crew members on a Pacific Wild voyage have to wear many hats and, as Ian puts it, well before she set foot aboard S.V. Habitat Elissa had earned a closet full. Elissa joined the team as she was finishing her undergrad in conservation biology. As ... Read More

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

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