Why Transforming ‘wet land’ into Wetlands is the Perfect Antidote to Rainy Days

By Adam Huggins – Restoration Coordinator, GCA Rain, Rain … Not Going Away It has been a year of extreme weather events, where heretofore unknown terms like ‘atmospheric river’ and ‘heat dome’ have entered our collective vocabularies, and caused widespread devastation throughout western Canada.  The heavy rainfall event this November – where between 100 and […]

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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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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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Caring for all our Relatives with ṮEṮÁĆES Climate Action

The ṮEṮÁĆES Climate Action project was created by the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council and the Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre to look after these relatives of the deep: to reconnect W̱SÁNEĆ and non-indigenous youth in the Southern Gulf Islands – the ṮEṮÁĆES – to the land and water, to share traditional knowledge, and to explore decolonizing approaches to climate action.

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Relaxing after a hard days work in a patch of Mt. Sutil’s Garry Oak Ecosystem

Learning and Working in Environmental Conservation: One Student Looks Back

Author: Katie Kushneryk, undergraduate student in UVic’s School of Environmental Studies Last autumn, in November 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in ES 470 Advanced Field Study: Community and Regional Coastal-Marine Conservation. As an undergraduate student at the University of Victoria pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies and Marine Biology, this field course […]

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UVic Environmental Studies at Millard Learning Centre

2017 Welcomes an Exciting UVic-GCA Partnership for Experiential Education and Collaborative Research

It may still be cold out for February in the Islands, but coming into the new year has also brought some very heart warming developments for post-secondary experiential education and collaborative research at the Galiano Conservancy which I would like to share. Over the years, the Galiano Conservancy has collaborated with various universities to host […]

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