Coast Funds is dedicated to empowering First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii to achieve healthy and vibrant economies and communities in tandem with the conservation of their homelands for the benefit of future generations.
First Nations, government, industry, and communities brought together the best available scientific, traditional, and local knowledge to develop the framework and science defining ecosystem-based management in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Over the past two decades, First Nations have engaged with the Province of British Columbia to develop comprehensive plans for the lands and seascapes throughout the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.
Fundraising led by the Conservation Investments and Incentives Initiative and negotiated changes in logging practices led the Joint Solutions Project were instrumental in achieving landscape-scale conservation in the Great Bear Rainforest.
In 1997, the ‘Great Bear Rainforest: Canada’s Forgotten Coast’ offered the world its first view of this remarkable but long overlooked region. Since then, many new and inspiring books and films have been published.