Partners & Affiliates
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
Together, the Government of Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation manage the special place called Gwaii Haanas, meaning “Islands of Beauty” in the Haida language. Gwaii Haanas embodies the essence of the rugged beauty and rich ecology of the Pacific coast. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site encompasses 1,470 square kilometres. Haida Gwaii is often called the ‘Canadian Galapagos’ because of the number of endemic species that have evolved here, distinct from their mainland relatives. The archipelago is also influenced by introduced species which are changing the vegetative and animal profile of the islands.
The mission of Island Conservation is a charitable organization that is focused on preventing extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. To date, Island Conservation has protected 890 populations of 305 native species on 48 islands worldwide.
Native Range, Inc.
Native Range Inc is the world leader in ungulate removal, as well as the industry’s leading service for aerial vegetation surveys, invasive plant projects, and wild animal capture.
Bell Laboratories produces the highest quality rodenticides and other rodent control products available to the pest control and agricultural industries on six continents. Bell Labs is committed to island conservation practices and has developed specialized rodenticides to remove introduced invasive rodents from islands and save the endangered species and restore island ecosystems.
Gulf Island National Park Reserve
Established in 2003, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve safeguards a portion of British Columbia’s beautiful southern Gulf Islands archipelago. These islands are representative of the Strait of Georgia Lowlands, one of the most ecologically at risk natural regions in southern Canada. This small park reserve includes thirty-six square kilometres of land and marine area on fifteen islands, numerous islets and reefs which provide valuable habitat for seals and nesting shorebirds.
BC Parks is responsible for the designation, management and conservation of a system of ecological reserves, provincial parks and recreation areas located throughout the province. British Columbia’s parks and protected areas contain nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural features and outdoor experiences.
British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations
British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations is responsible for ensuring sustainable development of the province’s land, water, and resources while protecting environmental values.
British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Integrated Pest Management Program
The Ministry of Environment administers the British Columbia Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulations, which regulates the sale and handling of pesticides in the province and promotes an Integrated Pest Management approach to managing pests.
Environment Canada (Canadian Wildlife Service)
Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service handles wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government, such as protection and management of migratory birds as well as nationally significant wildlife habitat, endangered species, control of international trade in endangered species, and research on wildlife issues of national importance.
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
The Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is responsible for pesticide regulation in Canada. Created in 1995, this branch of Health Canada consolidates the resources and responsibilities for pest management regulation.
Lukenbach Trustee Council
The Lukenback Trustee Council is comprised of representatives from several agencies including California Department of Fish and Game, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service. The council are responsible for the disbursement of the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. The projects funded by the council are intended to compensate for impacts to marine species caused by oil leaks from the S.S. Jacob Luckenbach, a vessel that sank off the coast of San Francisco in 1953
Pacific Seabird Group
The Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) is a society of professional seabird researchers and managers dedicated to the study and conservation of seabirds. PSG was formed in 1972 out of a need for increased communication among academic and government seabird researchers. The principal goals of PSG are (1) to increase the quality and quantity of seabird research through facilitating exchange of information and (2) to identify and assess the importance of threats to seabird populations and provide government agencies and others with expert advice on managing the threats and populations.
University of California Santa Cruz
UCSC opened in 1965 with 650 students. Forty-five years later, the campus is home to nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. Achievements by UC Santa Cruz faculty and students have earned national and international recognition for the quality of research and teaching.
Bird Studies Canada
The mission of Bird Studies Canada is to advance the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their habitats, in Canada and elsewhere, through studies that engage the skills, enthusiasm, and support of its members, volunteers, and the interested public.
White Buffalo, Inc.
White Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that is focused on the conservation of native species and ecosystems through invasive ungulate removal or control. We have spent the last two decades committed to improving both technologies and techniques to maximize safety, humaneness and efficiency for the management of ungulates.