Great Bear Blog

Mountain Maintenance

BlogJul 21, 2014April Bencze

The boat engine roars to life as Diana and I untie from the dock this misty morning. Clay the dog is curled up in the only wind-free spot on the boat as we make the short passage to Bella Bella from Denny Island. Leandrea, a Pacific Wild intern, ... Read More

Spring in the Rainforest

BlogJul 7, 2014April Bencze

It is difficult to understand a place you have never been before. Pacific Wild introduced me to the ecosystems thriving in the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia’s wild coast long before I came here. They have unveiled the behaviours and ... Read More

Lament for Herring

BlogApr 1, 2014Ian McAllister

The first herring spawn began today in the Great Bear Rainforest. A keystone ritual that has provided a foundation of life, so revered over the last ten thousand years that the Heiltsuk new year is marked by the miracle of the herring spawn. Like a ... Read More

Road To Pacific Wild

BlogMar 11, 2014Guest Blogger

Our volunteer copywriter Danielle explains how a Lake Louise wildlife centre and a search on Google led her to the Great Bear Rainforest. Three months ago, I’d never even heard of the Great Bear Rainforest. Now, here I am, living in the thick of it ... Read More

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