The Wuikinuxv Nation is looking to hire someone to fill the position of Stewardship Director for a 1 year maternity leave. For more details see the job advertisement attached. Review of applications will begin April 3rd, 2023. This position will remain open until it is filled. Details.
BC Marine Trails: Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala Presentation - Chief Powell
We are excited to announce that Chief John Powell of the Mamalilakulla First Nation will be presenting on their recent establishment of the Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA). This presentation is a wonderful opportunity for us to learn about the importance of Indigenous protected areas and the work being done to protect and conserve these areas for future generations.The presentation will take place on March 28 @ 7:00 pm and will be held virtually on the BC Marine Trails Zoom. REGISTER HERE - https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/first-nations-presentation/
Ocean Decade Dialogue Series: Kelp Farming: Promises, Pitfalls, and What We Still Don’t Know,April 11 at 11:30am.Seaweed farmers promise to feed people, combat climate change, support coastal communities, and restore ocean habitat. Can kelp do it all? REGISTER HERE
Coastal First Nations
Heads up to all Indigenous stewards working to protect watersheds in their territories: the Indigenous Watersheds Initiative, a project of MakeWay, is accepting applications for new funding to support this work. Apply by April 24, 2023! Indigenous Watersheds Initiative (Watersheds BC)
Coastal First Nations PHOTO - Coastal Guardian Watchmen and marine technicians are serious about oil spill response. Communities are the first and last to be impacted by oil spills, as has been proven through devastating examples across the Coast over the years. Marine traffic isn’t slowing down, but Guardians, field techs, managers and reps from each CFN community are doubling down on response readiness and management training, strengthening a network across the Coast. Coast Funds
Looking for an opportunity to support Indigenous Guardians (from behind the scenes)?
Coast Funds is hiring a Stewardship Project Coordinator to help us deliver financing and services for First Nations’ Guardian, stewardship, and conservation programs.
We’re looking for a well-organized project coordinator who shares our love for the coast and commitment to serving First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. In this role, you’ll support First Nations to access financing, track project outcomes, and support fundraising campaigns.
This is a one-year, paid internship and could be a great entry-level role or an opportunity for someone with more experience to make a shift in their career.
Apply by April 23, 2023. Details. Coast Funds
“We’re looking to create a professional designation for Guardians. In my mind, that’s the future of Guardian programs: a standardized skill set and training program.” — Merv Child, Dzawada’enuxw First Nation Ha-ma-yas Stewardship Network Supports Guardians, Collaboration (Coast Funds) Coast Funds
Through the purchase of Shearwater BC the #Haíɫzaqv have regained ownership of an important part of their territory and are unlocking new economic opportunities for their members. A Generational Investment: Haíɫzaqv Acquire Shearwater Resort and Marina (Coast Funds) Coast Funds
It's #oolichan season along the #Nass and #Skeena rivers!
Learn how the Nisga'a Lisims Government - Nisga'a Nation has undertaken a research project to project its cultural connection to the saviour fish. The Saviour Fish: Protecting Nisga’a Connection to Oolichan (Coast Funds)
GRAPHIC - Beyond Conservation: A Toolkit for Respectful Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples is a go-to place for ENGOs looking to deepen their relationships with Indigenous partners. It contains:
Guiding principles for cross-cultural collaboration
Hundreds of tools and resources for raising cultural awareness, building and maintaining relationships, and working with Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Tips and advice
Explore the toolkit: https://buff.ly/3JJSCFW
"We must work together to transition towards forest management approaches that prioritize ecosystem health and center Indigenous peoples in decision-making processes." - Michael Reid, our British Columbia Program Director
People across BC deeply care about the health of forests and marine ecosystems and understand that their communities thrive when these ecosystems thrive. At Nature United, we are also deeply committed to creating more resilient ecosystems and communities, which is why we are recognizing several of the BC government’s recent initiatives: BC Accelerates Large-Scale Innovations in Forestry Sector that Support Nature and People (Nature United)
West Coast Environmental Law PHOTO - In the leadup to Gitxaała Nation’s constitutional challenge to BC’s Mineral Tenure Act, which begins in court starting April 3rd, the legal team from Ng Ariss Fong, Lawyers answer key, clarifying questions such as: Can BC's #DRIPA legislation (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) do more than just sound nice? Can mining be both respectful to Indigenous peoples and be profitable?
Listen to this short-and-sweet podcast here! http://bit.ly/3JTd07E
West Coast Environmental Law joins Ng Ariss Fong as part of Gitxaała's legal team on this groundbreaking case.
Pacific Salmon Foundation
March News: Coming together for salmon!
Do you subscribe to our monthly eNews? If you would like to receive monthly salmon news directly to your inbox, we've added a link to subscribe in the comments below. March 2023 Salmon News (PSF)
Hakai Institute PHOTOS - It’s herring spawn season here on the British Columbia coast, and the Airborne Coastal Observatory caught some of the action off Parksville from up high in the sky last Friday, on the way back from a snow survey of Mount Arrowsmith with Vancouver Island University partners.
Nature puts on this amazing display every spring--the waters swirl with milky white and turquoise as millions of male herring release sperm, the female fish lay billions of pinhead-sized eggs, and countless sea lions, seals, gulls, sea ducks, and more gather to feast.
Have you witnessed this ephemeral event? What was the most awe-inspiring aspect of it for you?
: Steven Beffort with Hakai's geospatial team
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Hakai Institute VIDEO - Bugs undoubtedly make some folks uncomfortable. But when you look closely at insects, spiders, mites, and more, there’s so much to learn and love about bugs, especially on the ever-changing coast.
The first episode of our new season of Microworlds—Bugs 101—is out now on our YouTube channel! Keep watching here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=w4Hp7KHGdak&feature=shares&t=32
We’re excited to announce we’re co-hosting an online event with the Ocean Decade Collaborative Centre!
Around the globe seaweed aquaculture is booming, promise to feed people, combat climate change, support coastal communities, and restore ocean habitat. But can kelp do it all? Register here (April 11, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. PDT)
Ocean Networks Canada
#DYK much of this research was done remotely during the pandemic!
The pink #urchin videos & #oceanographic data recorded at our #deepsea NEPTUNE observatory is freely & publicly available through our data portal, Oceans 3.0 http://ow.ly/lN3C50NlIff
Pink urchins moving into shallower water can be traced back to the expansion of the oxygen minimum zone in the Northeast Pacific Ocean
This change can be correlated to the 2013-2016 marine heatwave conditions that decimated coastal kelp - the main food source for this species
Shift in the pink urchins' distribution can impact nutrient cycling processes in the deep-sea
Pink urchins in shallower waters can negatively impact shallower-water urchin species
Read more on The Tyeehttp://ow.ly/rttm50NlIfg
#KnowTheOcean #ONCSciSpotlight Species Are Seeking Higher Ground to Escape Climate Change (The Tyee)