Protecting Quadra Hill & Mt Sutil

Saving Rare Habitats on Galiano Island – Two Major Wins for Environmental Conservation GALIANO ISLAND, January 3, 2024 The Galiano Conservancy Association (GCA), an environmental charity founded in 1989 as one of BC’s first community-based land trusts, works to protect, steward and restore Galiano Island ecosystems by creating a network of natural areas where a […]

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TERMINUS NATURE – A short documentary about building our connection to nature

A group of students from the Collège Sainte-Anne – secondaire Lachine recently visited Galiano and the Millard Learning Centre to explore the impact of developing a deeper connection to nature on the environment. A few staff members and volunteers from the Galiano Conservancy are featured in this short 10 minute film. The students share their […]

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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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Teacher Science Camp

On August 16-18th the GCA Education Team piloted our new Teacher Science Camp; a 3-day professional development weekend for science teachers at the Millard Learning Centre. Ten teachers from Vancouver and Vancouver Island joined GCA educators Ria Okuda and Emily Francis to learn techniques in interactive outdoor learning and renewable energy education.  Day 1 was  […]

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River’s Edge Guides and Eco-Survivor

On a beautiful sunny Saturday, the River’s Edge Guides hopped on a ferry and visited us here on beautiful Galiano Island for the Galiano Eco-Survivor adventure.  The girls started the morning out learning how to use compasses and completing orienteering courses. At the beautiful Millard Learning Centre, there’s plenty of room to roam and practice […]

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Edible Forest program, Forest Garden, Girl Scouts

Program Spotlight on Edible Forest

Spring is budding and blooming with scents, colours and edibles in the Galiano Conservancy’s remarkable Forest Garden! The Forest Garden is modeled on permaculture, which mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships of the natural plant and animal community that occur in the surrounding environment. We recently introduced our new Environmental Education program, Edible Forest in […]

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Students, Forest, restoration

Forest Forensics with SEEC (Saturna Ecological Education Centre)

Don your detective caps! The mysteries of Forest Forensics continued this spring when Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) students returned to Galiano Island to explore healthy and unhealthy forest ecosystems and restoration techinques. For part 2 of the field school, students explored intriguing questions like; “What does the forest look like when at it’s healthiest?” […]

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