Laughlin Lake

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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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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sive species removal on Mt. Sutil

Restoring an Island’s Ecology

“Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.” The Society for Ecological Restoration International Science & Policy Working Group. 2002. Galiano Island lies in the heart of the Salish Sea and the Coastal Douglas-fir zone. This region is unique due to its natural ocean […]

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Meconella Update

Following our early spring 2014 sighting of a single white meconella, or Meconella oregana, plant having potentially grown from the seeds we planted last year, we sprung into action and moved ahead to try a second year at reintroducing the species to Mt. Sutil’s mossy sun-soaked cliffs. We subsequently went up in mid-May and early […]

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The Coastal Douglas-fir Zone

The Coastal Douglas-fir zone (map) is not only small, it is also the area of highest development in British Columbia, with nearly half its area considered permanently altered by urban development. This precious bioregion is so unique because of its geology, geography and hydrology —all of which affect its biology. One of the defining features […]

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Mt. Sutil White Meconella

We have confirmed a sighting of Meconella oregana at our planting site on Mt. Sutil! This confirms that our re-introduction of this delicate species at risk is seeing some success, and we will continue our efforts. Below is a photo of a flower we documented in our planting site, taken by Lia Chalifour with Ken Millard.

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