Coast Funds achieves results through effective management, community collaboration, and by building upon our model for the continued future benefit not only of BC’s coastal First Nation communities, but for communities and ecosystems around the world.
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.