Conservation

CARE Network Donation & Coexistence Initiatives

CARE Network Donation & Coexistence Initiatives

Soon the west coast will have an animal shelter outfitted to not only keep the dogs and cats of our region safe, but also the wild animals who we share this special peninsula with. Thanks to the $30,000 donation from Ocean Outfitters, CARE Network has now raised enough funds to establish the first phase of this important, regional resource. This large donation, which is made possible by guests joining us on our tours, is part of our larger carnivore co-existence initiative.

The region’s new animal shelter and care facility will temporarily house injured, ill, neglected and stray dogs, cats and other animals in need. When left in our communities, these animals often suffer and public safety is compromised. For instance, these suffering animals can become attractants to wildlife resulting in tragic conflict situations. CARE’s new facility will help solve some of these challenges faced across the region, from Ahousaht to Hitacu.

Tranquil Watershed Restoration Update

Tranquil Watershed Restoration Update

We have committed $200,000.00/year to monitor and restore the Tranquil River in Tla-o-qui-aht Territory. Central Westcoast Forest Society (CWFS) installed a rotary screw trap which was in place from March 28 until early June. CWFS had over 100 volunteers come out to help them count fish daily! They identified, weighed, measured and re-release 1,255 Chinook, 4,882 Coho, and 21,046 Chum. Visible parasites, scars and deformities were also noted. In collaboration with Dr. Kristi Miller's lab, samples were collected for further disease and pathogen testing. Samples were also collected for stomach content analysis in both the river and the estuary in collaboration with Will Duguid' lab at the University of Victoria. 

We're Taking Action on Climate Change

We're Taking Action on Climate Change

Ocean Outfitters is a Carbon Neutral company with Offsetters, Canada’s leading carbon management solutions provider. This means we have measured our greenhouse gas emissions, are working to reduce them as much as possible and that we’ve offset our footprint by contributing to projects that prevent the equivalent amount of emissions. This year we have also decided to go beyond Carbon Neutrality to offset 120% of our emissions towards projects in BC, Canada, and around the world. Offsetters’ projects are verified and validated by third parties to ensure that the emission reductions are real, additional and permanent. By supporting these projects, we prevent the equivalent amount of greenhouse gas emissions that we would have emitted if we didn’t offset.