Emerald Edge

Where We Work

Great Bear Rainforest

Spirit Bear


The living symbol of the Great Bear Rainforest is the rare and elusive spirit bear, which is actually a black bear—a recessive gene makes approximately one in ten black bears as white as a polar bear. © Jon McCormack

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Aerial view of the Great Bear Rainforest © Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Creative

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Humpback whale dives in the channel in front of the Spirit Bear Lodge. Klemtu, British © Jason Houston

Clayoquot Sound

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An aerial view of Clayoquot Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. © Bryan Evans

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Ahousaht Watchmen © TNC Canada

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Used by the Ahousaht people for thousands of years, the Wild Side Trail is an 11km trail created and maintained by the Ahousaht First Nation. © Toni Wöhrl via Creative Commons License 

Olympic Rainforest

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Early morning at the Hoh River in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington (near Forks, Washington). The Hoh and the Queets rivers come rushing out of Mount Olympus and the Olympic rainforest. These are pristine glacial Olympic rivers, with such diverse habitat as alpine lakes and braided gravel river beds. They are also two of the best salmon fisheries on the west coast of the United States, with runs of coho, chinook, and pink salmon. © Bridget Besaw

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Olympic Rainforest © Keith Lazelle

Tongass National Forest

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Keat's Inlet on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest. © Erika Nortemann/TNC


Melanie Kadake at work in the field in the traditional use area of her Haida tribe. © Erika Nortemann/TNC

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Aerial view of Alaska's Tongass National Forest. © Erika Nortemann/TNC