Conservation and Deer on Galiano Island

Background The Southern Gulf Islands are home to populations of native Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) and, in some cases, introduced fallow deer (Dama dama).  Due to the near-extirpation of native predator populations (including wolves, cougars, and bears) from the islands, and decreasing human hunting pressure over the past century, local deer populations have […]

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Quest for the Mountain Top

SINGLE DAY (Grades 4-12) Watch raptors soar, and soak up breathtaking views of the Trincomali Channel from Galiano’s tallest peak. Mount Galiano is home to a Garry Oak ecosystem; an ecosystem found nowhere else in Canada besides BC’s south coast. Discover the cultural, biological and climate-related significance of Garry oak meadows and help restore them through active invasive plant control.

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Coastal Forests of Pebble Beach

SINGLE DAY (Grades 4-12): Somebody yell timberrrr! Clear cuts, plantations and mature forests – learn about Galiano’s logging history, help with hands-on forest restoration and discover how forests fight climate change as you hike among the coastal forests of Pebble Beach.

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Coastal Forests with Garibaldi Secondary

Image courtesy of https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1106311659 We were so happy to have students from Garibaldi Secondary School join at Pebble Beach Reserve on May 17th for our Coastal Forests program. The Students had a long journey that started very early in the morning and involved 3 ferries to get to us, here on Galiano Island. However, it was […]

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Coastal Forests with a Snap

A School Adventure Our Coastal Forest Program with the SJ Willis Alternative School was a huge success! Experiencing Galiano’s coastal forest, comparing a mature forest with a non-mature forest and learning about the forest floor was so much fun for everyone. Students especially enjoyed the teaching train, exploring the intertidal, and pulling down a tree […]

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