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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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The Galiano Conservancy Bursary Fund

Helping Underserved Children and Youth The Bursary Fund is used to help children and youth groups with travel and program fees who could not otherwise afford to come to Galiano Island. Bursaries are used by various school and youth groups. Exceptional experiences in nature for those who need it the most.  Our education programs provide […]

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Caring for Your Land

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” Aldo Leopold’s famous quote from his book A Sand County Almanac was written over 50 years ago and embodies the fundamental concept of caring for your land. The Galiano Conservancy […]

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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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Thank You to Our Past Interns

The following is a list of our past student interns. Year Name Country Project 2004 Ian Sargeant Scotland Forest Restoration 2005 Nina Koele Holland Soil Chemistry Study/Forest  Restoration Monitoring 2005 Eva Meier Germany Biodiversity Monitoring 2005 Thea Wiesinger Germany Biodiversity Monitoring 2006 Klara Jansson Denmark Forest Restoration 2006 Sabine Luning Germany Great Beaver Swamp Management […]

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