Adam Huggins, Restoration Coordinator with the Galiano Conservancy Association (GCA), explains the ways topography, historic land use, and shifting economies have influenced and continue to shape the ways CDF forests and associated ecosystems function on Galiano Island. Read the whole article here…Continue reading
Category Archives: Conservancy Updates
Mama Moon Snail & Shaggy Mouse: A Tale of Beach Science with Richmond Christian School
While Spring may be off to a drizzly start, it sure has made up for it with some fantastic low tides! This past Tuesday was no exception when Grade 11 & 12 science students from Richmond Christian School participated in our Marine Investigations (https://galianoconservancy.ca/marine-investigations/) program at Sum’nuw (Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park). We started off […]Continue reading
Field trips are BACK!
Rockheights Middle School – Marine Investigations Schools are officially coming back to Galiano to participate in the GCA’s amazing education programs! We were so happy to start the season off with Rockheights Middle School’s grade 6-7 classes. On April 20 and 21st we took these students to Sum’nuw (Montague Harbour Provincial park) for an afternoon […]Continue reading
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, […]Continue reading
DEEP-Challenge #5: Wildflowers
Look out for wildflowers & press one of your favourite flowers Challenge starts May 18th and finishes June 1st Who doesn’t love flowers? Currently, the native plants on the Southern Gulf Islands & greater Victoria area are blooming in magnificent and diverse colours! See if you can spot all of the native wildflowers below: Do […]Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Native Plant Inspirations Program
On October 9th and 10th, we had some fabulous days with 50 kids from Claremont Secondary School – Institute for Global Solutions. The kids spent two days at the Millard Learning Centre, participating in the Conservancy’s new Native Plant Inspirations education program and the Coastal Forest of Pebble Beach program. We started day one with […]Continue reading
Rockheights Sees under the Sea!
Throughout October, four grade 7/8 classes from Rockheights Middle School joined us for a special edition of the Conservancy’s popular marine program, “Marine Investigations.” Meet Desiree – Marine Conservation Specialist The Conservancy had the privilege of working with Desiree Bulger, a University of Victoria Masters candidate in Marine Biology for this series of marine education programs. With […]Continue reading
Shell Middens and Sea Stars: What a Marine Life!
Last Monday, Fireside Adventures / SOS Children’s Village joined us for our Marine Investigations program. We were also joined by Indigenous interpreter Levi Wilson, who gave us insight into the ancient habitation of Montague Harbour or Sum’nuw, the harbour’s Hul’qumi’num name. Sum’nuw’ meaning “a hidden place” in Hul’qumi’num, is shared by many nations – like much of the Southern Gulf […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading