CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
We strive to live a life in balance, explore mindfully, tread lightly and give more back to the land and our community than we take.
Rooted In Respect For The Wild
From the beginning, the Murray family has strived to create and share their dream of living off the land, while minimizing their footprint on the environment itself. That’s why you’ll find landmark innovations like our hydro power system fueled by streams and waterfalls, providing clean drinking water and up to 80% of our resort’s power needs, as well as floating docks in lieu of deforested land.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE
For every perspective-altering wilderness experience we are able to provide, we are aware that we must take up space and resources in the wild. That’s why we strive to live a life in balance.
This is the basis of our philosophy when it comes to sustainability: for everything we take, we strive to give back in a conscientious manner. That’s why we sustainably source our culinary ingredients and support local farms, use eco-friendly local products, support our surrounding communities through tourism and education, compost, recycle, carry out excess waste, convert our waste water to clean water suitable for re-entry to the environment, practice renewable energy, and fund groundbreaking wildlife research and fin-fishing aquaculture activism.
Our Core Initiatives
Sea To Cedar
Fraser and Becky Murray are founding members of Sea to Cedar, an organization that supports community-driven environmental research and stewardship. As funding partners, we work closely with the Sea to Cedar team on various collaborative projects; primarily the Coastal Carnivore conservation and mapping project, as well as collecting and documenting salmon genetics through the innovative Catch, Clip, Release initiative.
The Coastal Carnivore project is a particularly important one for us at Nimmo Bay, as we offer sustainable bear viewing to our guests and are working to protect these majestic animals’ habitats. This project is a collaborative effort with conservation biologists and volunteers to collect bear DNA samples using non-invasive hair snagging stations. By understanding the territorial habits and diets of these large but vulnerable animals, we can help shape decisions at a legislative level; determining park boundaries while protecting vital bear habitats from logging and development. If they wish, Nimmo Bay guests can participate by collecting hair samples, checking the wildlife cameras in our region and by choosing to support sustainable bear viewing resorts like ours. To learn more about Sea to Cedar, or to donate, please visit their website.
We strongly believe that we can be Climate Friendly, and we achieve this through Carbon Responsible actions for both ourselves and our guests.
In our quest to become Climate Friendly, we have:
- Installed a water-powered electricity system
- Reduced our Greenhouse Gas emissions
- Implemented a hydroxyl waste management system
- Adopted an Ecosystem-Based Management strategy
- Defined our carbon emissions as accurately as possible
To offset our carbon footprint, which cannot be further reduced, we have elected to be Carbon Responsible and invest in local carbon reduction and conservation projects.
Ethical Wildlife Practices
Starting in 2012, Nimmo Bay presented a unique incentive to hunters in British Columbia. The Bullets for Binos program offered the opportunity to trade in a coveted license to trophy hunt a Grizzly bear for a bear viewing trip for 2 people to Nimmo Bay! Since the inception of this offer, Nimmo Bay has collected over 10 tags, effectively saving as many bears and changing the perception of the hunters involved.
We are excited to announce that after years of lobbying, the British Columbia government has banned trophy hunting of Grizzly bears province-wide. Nimmo Bay played a pivotal role in rallying public support for the ban.