Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere


  • I’m A Tree

    Updated on: A catchy tune written by a big old tree that has seen a lot. Written by Mark Lebel and performed by Sweet Cascadia from the Sunshine Coast.

  • My Adventures with the Wild of Home, Nex̱wlélex̱wm / Bowen Island, Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound

    Updated on: For thirty years, I’ve been exploring the wild places and my wild neighbours in our coastal inlet of Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound.

  • Kayaks at a rally to protect Salish Sea

    A UNESCO Biosphere Region for Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound

    Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound is Canada’s newest UNESCO Biosphere Region.

  • Man sitting in the forest

    Why Log Whispering Creek? (Chá7elkwnech / Gambier Island)

    Tim and I hike up Whispering Creek on Gambier Island to visit the ancient forests that are proposed to be cut.

  • Eelgrass underwater with fish

    Restoring our Eelgrass

    Collaboration with the SeaChange Society leads to restoration of eelgrass beds in Deep Bay/Kwil’akm on Bowen Island

  • Squamish river estuary

    Squamish River Estuary (Skwelwil’em)

    I explore the Squamish River estuary during winter low flows, in search of the geological foundations of the rich estuary life.

  • Snorkeler looking underwater

    Exploring Our Estuary: The Rich Life of Kwil’akm (Deep Bay)

    On a warm summer day, I explore a creek, ocean-mouth lagoon, and bay to witness the wild living of this small stream estuary ecosystem.

  • Chum salmon underwater

    Chum Salmon Spawn!

    In a crystal-clear pool, I watch a female Chum salmon release her eggs while males fertilize them with clouds of sperm.

  • Male California sea lion at the surface

    Sea Lion and Anchovy Dance

    Sea lions feeding on schools of anchovy. Here is what is going on underwater.

  • Snorkeler diving in the shallows

    Shore Explore in Atl’ka7tsem-Howe Sound

    I head off on a fun swim along an ocean shore with two friends and discover a wealth of sea stars, crabs, urchins and kelp.