Sustaining Coastal Wildlife and Habitats in a Changing Climate

Estuaries and coastal wetlands comprise less than 3% of BC’s coastline, yet they support over 80% of BC’s coastal fish and wildlife and provide critical habitat for Pacific salmon. Climate change is expected to significantly impact estuary ecosystems through a number of mechanisms, including rising sea levels, ocean acidification, temperature and salinity changes, changes to freshwater and sediment inputs.

Recent Stories

Explore the latest news and stories from this long-term project in BC’s estuaries.

A Big Project for BC Estuaries

BC’s estuaries play a big role in coastal biodiversity, and this project will play a big role in enhancing these estuaries against climate change.


Estuaries on Vancouver Island, Mid-Coast and Haida Gwaii


Years of Study and Restoration




Dollars from BC SRIF


Partners Working in Collaboration