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Eastern Grey Squirrels on Galiano Island

Eastern Grey Squirrels on Galiano Island by Ethan Heckrodt Notorious throughout Europe and western North America, eastern grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) have been sighted on Galiano Island. They were first introduced in the Salish Sea via an intentional release in Stanley Park in 1909, followed by an accidental introduction on Southern Vancouver Island in 1966. […]

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Has the pandemic caused illegal fishing to rise in Rockfish Conservation Areas?

As borders closed and travel restrictions tightened in BC, the summer of 2020 was the season of the ‘staycation.’ With British Columbia’s endless outdoor activities and beautiful destinations, many people took advantage of exploring the province’s coast. People looked for a safe way to experience BC’s coasts amid the pandemic by taking to the water. […]

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Make a Difference Week – June 5-13, 2021

2021 – 2030 is the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. To celebrate the launch of this global initiative, the Galiano Conservancy will be hosting several hands-on volunteer events as part of Make a Difference Week, from June 5-13.  Join us to learn more about ecological restoration and how you can get involved locally! For more regional events, […]

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What is an Invasive Plant?

An invasive plant is a plant species that has been introduced into a region either accidentally or intentionally. Due to their robust growing abilities and a lack of natural predators or pathogens, invasive species often take over landscape making it extremely difficult for native plants to re-establish and grow in the region. Invasive species can […]

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A Foraged Feast 2020

2020 brought with it an intensified desire for food security and for connection to our food sources. Galiano island residents tried to stay put as much as possible and we wondered how much of our food we could source on the island. Some people had time open up for growing more food and most of […]

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