The coastline of British Columbia extends for 30,000km, stretching from the Salish Sea upwards to Alaska, encompassing numerous islands in between.

The coast is our lifeline; it serves an irreplaceable role in ecological health, our well-being, and livelihood. Unfortunately, these ecosystems face ongoing threats from habitat loss, pollution, and the intensifying impacts of climate change. Moreover, British Columbia is one of the only coastal regions in North America without a strategic plan to protect and manage the coast.

That’s why we launched Blueprint for the Coast – a campaign by CPAWS-BC and West Coast Environmental Law calling for British Columbia to implement a Coastal Marine Strategy and law that is co-developed and co-managed with First Nations.

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Resources that inspire and inform our work

Turning the Tide Discussion Series

We know that most people care about the well-being of coastal marine ecosystems, but let’s face it, sometimes concepts like provincial strategies and understanding coastal jurisdictions can be intimidating and a little dry.  We want to break down the barriers to help you connect with the Coastal Marine Strategy, that’s why we launched our Turning […]


Our Top Three Moments of 2023

Salmon have spawned in their natal streams and the winter duck migration is upon us (keep your eyes peeled for Buffleheads, Goldeneyes, and Harlequins) – perennial signs that another year is coming to an end.  This year has brought us significantly closer towards implementing BC’s first Coastal Marine Strategy – none of which would be […]

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