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Learning Centre: August 2015

Programming and planning continues steadily at the Learning Centre The past month has seen several programs actively using the Learning Centre land and facilities, including a very successful third installment of a UVic Environment Studies Restoration field course in early July, and the second annual Gailano Kids Campout, which doubled its registration from last year’s […]

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Learning Centre: June 2015

Solar system up and functioning at the classroom building We have installed 18 panels on the roof of the classroom building, and they are working great. The first field program to use them will be on July 3-11, when 19 UVic Environmental Studies students will join professor Dr. Eric Higgs for the Restoration and Sustainability […]

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Learning Centre: January 2015

Solar systems aren’t just for astronomers With a new year quickly underway, we are heading up our renewable energy projects with renewed vigour, focusing on getting the solar panel system up and functioning. With the help and expertise of board members and friends in the community with experience using solar, we are in the process […]

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Coastal Ecosystems at Risk

The Salish Sea is particularly rich in biodiversity, due to a combination of shelter from extreme storms and strong natural upwelling. The coastal ecosystems of this region support a large number of species, many of which are now at risk due to encroaching urban development, high marine traffic, and exploitation. Galiano Island sits in the […]

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Saving Mount Sutil

The Galiano Conservancy owns a 40-acre piece of land on Mt. Sutil, southern Galiano, which includes seven hectares of Garry Oak and associated ecosystem. These south facing, woodlands, grasslands, cliffs and bluffs are home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal species. There are over 100 provincially listed species at risk found in these […]

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Restoring Laughlin Lake

Laughlin Lake provides the headwaters for Greig Creek on Galiano. The 13 hectare lake is part of a 27 hectare protected area purchased by the Galiano Conservancy Association and partners in 2001. The location of the lake puts it between several other protected areas in the mid island region making it key to landscape level […]

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Stewardship Consultations

Do you own property on Galiano or another Southern Gulf Island? Are you wondering: How to care for your land? What kinds of plants and ecosystem types you have on your property? Where you maybe should or should not develop? What kinds of native plants you could incorporate into your gardening? Contact Keith, our Conservation […]

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Map Your Property

Galiano Conservancy Association has the capacity to create and print detailed, large scale GIS maps. Our primary focus has been to map important ecological and social data for Galiano Island. In addition to our own projects, the Galiano Conservancy has produced mapping information for a variety of individuals and non-profit groups in our community. If […]

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Interning at the Galiano Conservancy

Ever wondered what it’s like to journey from afar to work on Galiano Island? One of our interns, Frieda Weinert from Germany, has written an article about it and published it in Island Tides. “With the mentoring of Keith, it was possible to experience the work as an ecologist. Having these unique, hands-on experiences is why […]

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