Conservation and Deer on Galiano Island

Background The Gulf Islands are home to populations of native Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) 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 expanded […]

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Quest for the Mountain Top

(Grades 5-10) Watch raptors soar, and soak up breathtaking views on Galiano’s tallest peak. Students will discover the cultural, biological and climate-related significance of Gary oak meadows and help us restore them through active invasive plant control.

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Coastal Forests of Pebble Beach

(Grades 5-12) Hiking, restoration and lunch at the beach! Learn about BC’s forestry history and how sustainable forestry fights climate change. Experience the aspects of a healthy mature forest and contrast them with a once clear cut, now plantation forest.

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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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