A little brown bat with fungal growth, associated with White-Nose Syndrome. Source: Larisa Bishop-Boros

Spring brings increasing interest in bat health and public reports of bats

Fortunately for the bats of BC, it has been a quiet winter. The Little Brown Myotis Conservation Project on Galiano Island, in collaboration with the Province of BC, is on the lookout for signs of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease harmless to humans but responsible for the deaths of millions of insect-eating […]

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Public help needed to monitor spread of deadly bat disease

WANTED: Reports of dead bats and of bats flying during winter This article is being shared on behalf of our friends at Habitat Acquisition Trust in Victoria. White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern North America, has moved to the west coast and was confirmed […]

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Grow Native Plants!

We grow and sell a variety of trees, shrubs and plants that are ideal for naturescaping, gardening, or ecological restoration projects. All of our plants originate from local Galiano Island stock and are suitable for the unique climate of the Gulf Islands. Check out our Sales below to find out how you can purchase native […]

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Our Native Plant Nursery

History In 2000, with a crucial donation of space by supportive private landowners, the Galiano Conservancy Association began creating its own Native Plant Nursery, the only one of its kind on Galiano. The physical beginnings were not without irony as it involved clearing a field infested with the viciously invasive exotic Himalayan blackberry (Rubus discolour) […]

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Employer Matching Funds

This list shows a list of companies that offer matching funds for employee gifts to non profit organizations in Canada. If you see your company here, your donation could be doubled! If you don’t see your company here, it may still offer matching funds and it’s worth asking! Contact us if you are interested in pursuing this […]

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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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Conch fungus at the Great Beaver Swamp

Planting a Seed of Hope – the T. Nile Project

“Planting a seed of hope so that life is meaningful.” Florence James, Penelakut Elder T. Nile was a top 20 finalist in the 2012 PEAK Performance Project – a radio bootcamp challenge run by Vancouver’s “World Class Rock” station, The PEAK. “Running”, her new single, is available as a free download with an option to […]

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