In 1999 Kitasoo/Xai’xais launched Spirit Bear Lodge from a little red-roofed float house anchored at Klemtu’s docks. Today a luxurious new lodge accommodates visitors from around the world, most of whom come to tour the nearby islands in hope of spotting and photographing bears.
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The Coastal Stewardship Network is supporting its member First Nations as they’ve established sophisticated monitoring programs and their analyses informing vital environmental and resource management decisions.
An excellent new feature in Nature Conservancy Magazine explores how the Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards program of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation not only brings life-changing experiences to young people but also represents a strategic investment in conservation.
Featuring the Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Homalco, Heiltsuk, and Haida Nations, the Globe and Mail explores how Coast Funds supports human well-being in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Join Spirit Bear Research Foundation for a day of field research and data collection in Kitasoo/Xai’xais Territory. Grizzly and Black bear hair samples and remote camera videos provide the data that underpins the Foundation’s research program.
A new documentary film is taking a close look at how the Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv Nations are stewarding their marine territories.
In BC’s remote Central Coast, the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation is supporting the local economy and employment with its community-owned seafood company.
Coastal Revival is a new documentary series that tells the story of how First Nations, conservationists, researchers and ecotourism are combining to protect some of the most emblematic wildlife on BC’s coast.
“We had a belief that you can create long-term sustainable employment in a community without cutting down a tree, taking out a fish, and that there’s people all around the world that would pay to view what we have in the Great Bear Rainforest”