Gwaii Haanas

FILE - Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. (Parks Canada/file)

Reopening of Gwaii Haanas delayed until 2021

Archipelago Management Board says ‘Haida traditional use of the area may continue’

 

An opening letter from the Gwaii Haanas team says they will reopen on Saturday, August 1, 2020 to people who meet certain conditions set out by the Council of the Haida Nation. (Parks Canada photo)

Haida Gwaii residents to be allowed conditional entry to Gwaii Haanas next month

Gwaii Haanas will reopen Aug. 1 to people who ‘attest to a set of specific conditions’ set out by CHN

 

Haida Nation Divers Ben Penna, Daniel McNeill and Dion Lewis take a break from topside. (Ryan Miller photo)

Help the Kelp: Where are they now?

by Shyanna Sawyer This year a team of Haida, federal government, industry,…

  • Sep 8, 2019

 

The Gwaii Haanas Gina ‘Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan was implemented in 2018 to manage the cultural and environmental resources on Haida Gwaii. (Andrew Hudson / Haida Gwaii Observer)

New rules prohibit fishing in Haida waters

Strict protection zones will be in effect to preserve resources in the area

The Gwaii Haanas Gina ‘Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan was implemented in 2018 to manage the cultural and environmental resources on Haida Gwaii. (Andrew Hudson / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Gaahlaay, Lonnie Young, addresses the crowd who filled the Haida Heritage Centre Greeting House on Friday, Nov. 16 to celebrate the new Land-Sea-People plan for Gwaii Haanas. The integrated plan replaces two older agreements that separately managed the land and water. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Gwaii Haanas celebrates new Land-Sea-People plan

Forty per cent of Gwaii Haanas marine areas protected under new, integrated plan

Gaahlaay, Lonnie Young, addresses the crowd who filled the Haida Heritage Centre Greeting House on Friday, Nov. 16 to celebrate the new Land-Sea-People plan for Gwaii Haanas. The integrated plan replaces two older agreements that separately managed the land and water. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Council of the Haida Nation is warning people to avoid an area with a hidden cliff near the Kaisun/Ḵaysuun village site in Engelfield Bay. The area is within Daawuuxusda, a co-managed Haida heritage site and BC Parks conservancy on the west coast of Moresby Island, and the co-ordinates are roughly 53°02.14 N, 132° 27.49 W. (Council of the Haida Nation)

Cliff fall sparks joint safety review by Parks Canada, CHN

Parks Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation are jointly investigating…

The Council of the Haida Nation is warning people to avoid an area with a hidden cliff near the Kaisun/Ḵaysuun village site in Engelfield Bay. The area is within Daawuuxusda, a co-managed Haida heritage site and BC Parks conservancy on the west coast of Moresby Island, and the co-ordinates are roughly 53°02.14 N, 132° 27.49 W. (Council of the Haida Nation)
Fundraising efforts are underway for Tauren Collinson, right, who was badly injured in a fall last Saturday. (Gwaii Haanas photo)

Friends and family raising funds for Tauren Collinson

Friends and family of Tauren Collinson are fundraising to help him and…

Fundraising efforts are underway for Tauren Collinson, right, who was badly injured in a fall last Saturday. (Gwaii Haanas photo)
Grade 9 students from GidG̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay and leaders with Mount Moresby Adventure Camp boated to Tanu and Windy Bay/Hlk’yah G̱aawG̱a. (Jason Shafto/Full Moon Photo)

Grade 9s on Gwaii Haanas trip visit “the best spot on Haida Gwaii”

Now in its fourth year, Grade 9 trip gives Haida Gwaii youth a chance to visit Tanu and Windy Bay

Grade 9 students from GidG̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay and leaders with Mount Moresby Adventure Camp boated to Tanu and Windy Bay/Hlk’yah G̱aawG̱a. (Jason Shafto/Full Moon Photo)
Andrew and Karl Salin spin for Gwaii Haanas trivia questions at the June 29 open house in the Kay Centre. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Gwaii Haanas looks to protect more marine areas

Proposal would increase areas without commercial or recreational fishing from three to 40 per cent

Andrew and Karl Salin spin for Gwaii Haanas trivia questions at the June 29 open house in the Kay Centre. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Venture H was badly submerged after hitting a rock just off Hotspring Island on Monday, June 11, but was later re-floated and towed out of Gwaii Haanas by the Coast Guard ship Tanu. After hitting rough water off Deadtree Point, the boat sank under tow with about 1,200 litres of diesel on board. (Gwaii Haanas/Submitted)

Fishing boat sinks off Deadtree Point

No injuries or pollution reported after damaged Venture H sinks while under tow to Queen Charlotte

The Venture H was badly submerged after hitting a rock just off Hotspring Island on Monday, June 11, but was later re-floated and towed out of Gwaii Haanas by the Coast Guard ship Tanu. After hitting rough water off Deadtree Point, the boat sank under tow with about 1,200 litres of diesel on board. (Gwaii Haanas/Submitted)
The fishing boat Venture H. (Facebook)

Fishing boat runs aground in Gwaii Haanas

Submerged vessel has about 1,200 litres of diesel aboard, but no signs of fuel spill

The fishing boat Venture H. (Facebook)
Gwaii Haanas Report: Ocean friends gather on Haida Gwaii

Gwaii Haanas Report: Ocean friends gather on Haida Gwaii

By Victoria Leslie More than three dozen youth from Cape Breton, Nova…

  • Jun 8, 2018
Gwaii Haanas Report: Ocean friends gather on Haida Gwaii
A western toad in Gwaii Haanas. (Andrew Wright/Submitted)

Gwaii Haanas Report: Herring spawn and burrowing murrelets are telltale signs of spring

By Victoria Leslie As the storm season slows down, life begins to…

  • May 25, 2018
A western toad in Gwaii Haanas. (Andrew Wright/Submitted)
(Scott Munn/Gwaii Haanas photo)

Study reveals the steamy side of Hotspring Island / Gandll K’in Gwaayaay

Springs are heating up again on Hotspring Island / Gandll K’in Gwaayaay.…

(Scott Munn/Gwaii Haanas photo)
A peregrine falcon on the wing. Langara Island was home to about 25 nesting pairs of peregrines in the 1990s, but the population has since declined to just five. Invasive rats and raccoons have significantly reduced the number of ground-nesting seabirds on the island. (Nic Trott/Flickr)

Rat re-invasions highlight need for islands-wide biosecurity

Rats. Two Gwaii Haanas islands that were declared rat-free in 2016 after…

A peregrine falcon on the wing. Langara Island was home to about 25 nesting pairs of peregrines in the 1990s, but the population has since declined to just five. Invasive rats and raccoons have significantly reduced the number of ground-nesting seabirds on the island. (Nic Trott/Flickr)
Dr. Sue Grayston and her team are leading a study of soil ecology in Gwaii Haanas and Laskeek Bay that seeks to uncover the effects invasive deer are having on everything from plant roots to nutrient cycles, fungi, worms, bacteria, and even carbon storage. (Gwaii Haanas photo)

Scientists go underground to see how Haida Gwaii deer impact the soil

Holding a spoon heaped with rich black Haida Gwaii soil, Dr. Sue…

Dr. Sue Grayston and her team are leading a study of soil ecology in Gwaii Haanas and Laskeek Bay that seeks to uncover the effects invasive deer are having on everything from plant roots to nutrient cycles, fungi, worms, bacteria, and even carbon storage. (Gwaii Haanas photo)

“Beautiful soak” at new Hotspring Island pools

Ten toes up, way up. Visitors to Gwaii Haanas who dipped into…

A researcher hold a hoary bat in Hawaii, where the ocean-foraging mammals arrived nearly 10,000 years ago. (Frank Bonaccorso, U.S. Geological Survey)

Bat signals

Ultrasonic recordings suggest Gwaii Haanas has more bat species than previously thought

A researcher hold a hoary bat in Hawaii, where the ocean-foraging mammals arrived nearly 10,000 years ago. (Frank Bonaccorso, U.S. Geological Survey)
The tracking dogs used during the project had GPS units on their collars so that hunters could keep track of them and make sure nowhere was missed during grid searches. (Parks Canada)

Restoring Balance project closing in on ‘deer zero’

Over 400 invasive deer removed from Ramsay Island in Gwaii Haanas this summer.

The tracking dogs used during the project had GPS units on their collars so that hunters could keep track of them and make sure nowhere was missed during grid searches. (Parks Canada)