Hello MaPP Team,


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.

For CFN-GBI Career opportunities, click here.

For Council of the Haida Nation, click here

Here is the link to the Province’s Coastal Marine Strategy webpage:

You will find:
The Coastal Marine Strategy Intentions Paper;
summary of the Intentions Paper; and
A link to the questionnaire to provide your feedback by April 14, 2023.


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 -

Indigenous Guardians & the Case for Investment: Findings from Coastal First Nations Report, April 4 @ 10:00 am
Indigenous Guardians are providing immense benefits to their communities and beyond. How do Guardians and their teams highlight the unique value they bring not only to their community but to the public? See how CFN documented the contributions of Coastal Guardian Watchmen to the broader public, industry, provincial and federal governments at this TST webinar.
Zoom presentation. REGISTER HERE.

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 Zone Canada 2023. Victoria, June 11-15, 2023
Registration now open.

Seven Seas Media - Ocean Conservation Events Calendar
Presentations from around the world on marine conservation issues.

Ocean Decade Collaborative Center Quarterly Newsletters. Click this Link to join the newsletter
Hakai Institute Monthly Media Digest. Click here to subscribe.

Here are some news items collected since March 23, 2023:


Indigenous Peoples, government come together for marine protection
Canadian Geographic
Two new projects highlight commitments to a more collaborative, coordinated and efficient approach to ocean protection and marine responses to anthropogenic disasters

Preventing salmon extinction requires collaboration and long-term thinking
Policy Options
Successful salmon management is a complex multi-stakeholder process. To be effective, ecosystem-based recovery planning should be conducted ...   
Do kelp forests offer quiet refuge from noisy seas? 
The Narwhal
Marine ecologist Kieran Cox has a theory that kelp forests, ... Ocean noise impacts marine life in different ways, depending on the pitch, ...

How logging is heating up B.C.'s salmon-spawning rivers
Times Colonist
A joint investigation between DFO researchers and Simon Fraser University's Salmon Watershed Lab found logging near rivers can drive up water temperatures. 

The Promises and Perils of the Seaweed Farming Boom 
The Tyee
The harvest from Cascadia Seaweed, a kelp farming company founded in 2019, has over the years made its way into a seaweed-enriched “sea spice” ...
Unchecked climate change putting Salish Sea in hot water
Victoria News
Marine heat waves like the Blob — which boosted B.C.'s ocean water ... protected ocean conservation areas on the West Coast and the ocean at a ...

North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association opens applications for conservation funding
Campbell River Mirror
Applications that are not-for-profit, have conservation benefits to marine life off northern Vancouver Island, and occur anytime during a 17-month ...

Researchers hope B.C. First Nation can ride the waves to reclaim their ancestral home
Today In BC
... for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED) lab in North Saanich  ... the west coast of Vancouver Island as it works alongside University of ...

Funding will support Indigenous youth, leadership development
Government of B.C.
New funding will support the BC Association of Friendship Centres to expand access, education and training opportunities for Indigenous youth in B.C. 

Indigenous groups wary of Canada U.S. pledge to "reduce, mitigate' Kootenay pollution
Turtle Island News

Scientists deliver ‘final warning’ on climate crisis: act now or it’s too late
The Guardian
IPCC report says only swift and drastic action can avert irrevocable damage to world

 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
PHOTO - “Those of us who have met and worked with Gordon will forever be inspired by his wisdom, humility and generosity,” reflected Moore Foundation president Harvey Fineberg. “Though he never aspired to be a household name, Gordon’s vision and his life’s work enabled the phenomenal innovation and technological development that shape our everyday lives. Yet those historic achievements are only part his legacy. His and Betty’s generosity as philanthropists will shape the world for generations to come.”
In memoriam:

 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 
"...we must move toward an integrated approach that recognizes the interconnected nature of species, and acknowledges the finite nature of the salmon resource while celebrating the diverse values that wild salmon offer to B.C. and Canada." #salmon
Preventing salmon extinction requires collaboration and long-term thinking
 (Policy Options)

 Coastal First Nations 
Want to learn more about the extensive benefits of the #CoastalGuardianWatchmen? At this webinar (Apr 4 at 10am PST) hosted by Nature United, Aroha Miller from CFN's Coastal Stewardship Network will share key insights from our "Stewarding The Coast for All" report. Register here!
 Coast Funds 
We're hiring! ➡️ We're looking for a Stewardship Project Coordinator who can:
🐻 Support First Nations to access conservation $
📈 Track stewardship project outcomes
🤝 Support fundraising efforts

 IPCA Knowledge Basket
We’re hiring a Digital Engagement Coordinator!
Are you passionate about digital engagement, website management, decolonial communications, and Indigenous-led conservation?
Do you want to work with a dynamic team guided by the values of respect, reciprocity, and responsibility?
The IPCA Knowledge Basket and IISAAK OLAM Foundation are hiring a Digital Engagement Coordinator in Victoria, BC. Please share with your networks.
Learn more about this exciting opportunity here and how to apply here: 

 IPCA Knowledge Basket
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:
 Conservation through Reconciliation 
#ICYMI In our fourth and final dialogue on #Indigenous Women's Leadership, we heard from young Indigenous women leading efforts to heal relationships with the lands and waters by revitalizing languages, knowledge, and teachings.
Watch the full dialogue here:
UN Ocean Decade
PHOTOS#SundayReading 🤓 The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has released the ten remarkable new marine species from 2022 ❗
🎉 Let’s celebrate the work of #taxonomists worldwide🌍 and discover more about the fascinating top-ten list from this #OceanDecade project 👉
Indigenous voices were a vital part of the conversation at IMPAC5, with the Council of the Haida Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, the Pacheedaht First Nation and the Quatsino First Nation announced a roadmap for Tang.ɢwan-ḥačxʷiqak-Tsig̱is marine protected area.
The name comes from the Haida, Nuu-cha-nulth and Kwakwala languages, and means, among other things, “precious deep water ocean place.”
Making waves: seven highlights from the IMPAC5 conference (Canadian Geographic)

CPAWS-BC is hiring a Conservation Campaigner to play a key role in terrestrial conservation campaigns and programs. This position will be instrumental in raising awareness about rapid biodiversity loss, advancing government commitments to protect 30% of lands by 2030, and supporting Indigenous-led conservation and stewardship.
• Compensation: $56,650 plus benefits
• Location: Anywhere in BC, with a preference for the Lower Mainland/Metro Vancouver
Learn more
 West Coast Environmental Law
On #WorldWaterDay, read about how our Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund (EDRF) helped this BC resident work to protect local waterways and wetlands—home to many wildlife species like birds, squirrels, and salamanders—from harm caused by TMX construction! Check out the full story below.
Through the EDRF, West Coast is fortunate to work with environmental defenders like Cara from all over BC, to tackle challenges big and small – from saving local wetlands, to prosecuting polluters and advocating for strong laws to safeguard nature.
Speaking up for the environment isn’t always easy, but these types of grassroots efforts are needed more than ever as our communities and ecosystems confront the worsening crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
To all the environmental defenders out there making a difference for land, air, water and wildlife in your communities, thank you! #accesstojustice #legalaid 
Sapsuckers, salamanders and owls: A community-led effort to protect wetland wildlife from Trans Mountain construction (WCEL)

 BC Marine Trails 
Protecting Our Coast
Environmental stewardship is a crucial aspect of our work at BC Marine Trails. We value the incredibly diverse environment of the BC Coast and are committed to helping protect and preserve it for future generations. As we navigate this beautiful coastline, there are many ways that we can give back, taking care to leave sites in a better state than we found them. As an organization, we aim to provide the public with the information and tools needed to become respectful coastal stewards and caretakers.

 Hakai Institute
The first issue of our new monthly digest is out now! Check it out at the link below, and subscribe to get this monthly roundup of our new videos, blogs, interactive longform stories, behind the scenes tidbits, and more. 

 Hakai Institute 
PHOTOS - On the theme of little things (ICYMI, we have a new Microworlds video out 👀), our latest blog is all about the little things in life—amphipods, that is! Brittany Cummings from @‌floridamuseum & @‌uflorida wrote about her experiences as an @‌nsfgo visiting scholar at Hakai's Quadra Island research station. Read about one scientist's arduous journey to catch all the amphipods here:
📷: by Brittany Cummings

 Hakai Institute 
PHOTO - 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

 The Tyee
🌊🌱 Seaweed boosters say the crop could add 10% to the world food supply using just 0.03% of the ocean surface; doesn’t need fertilizers for industry; and could spare 110 million hectares of land from agriculture.
But industrial booms are never perfect.
The Promises and Perils of the Seaweed Farming Boom (The Tyee)

 The Narwhal
Are sensitive sea creatures losing a sanctuary? Scientists are racing to understand how kelp forests may offer a quiet refuge in an increasingly noisy world. We headed to the west coast of Vancouver Island to learn more.
The race to understand how kelp forests dampen ocean noise — before it’s too late (The Narwhal)

 Ocean Networks Canada
VIDEO - A helping hand from our underwater maintenance manager, Hats'al the Octopus at Hartley Bay! 👋
#FunFactFriday: Octopuses are highly intelligent and have been observed to use tools.
Dive into the Salish Sea on our SeaTube 🐙
#SeaTube #KnowTheOcean #Octopus #BC #YYJ #YYJScience #SalishSea #underwater #FromTheDeep

Province of BC YouTube Channel

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Thank you,
Josie Byington
MaPP Communications Assistant


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