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The following are a selection of stewardship tips stemming from our “Ecologically Conscious Neighbours” Stewardship program: Learn to identify and control invasive exotic species such as Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry, evergreen blackberry...

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Caring for Your Land

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” Aldo Leopold’s famous quote from his book A Sand County Almanac was written over 50 years ago and embodies the fundamental concept of caring for your land. The Galiano Conservancy […]

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Restoring an Island’s Ecology

“Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.” The Society for Ecological Restoration International Science & Policy Working Group. 2002. Galiano Island lies in the heart of the Salish Sea and the Coastal Douglas-fir zone. This region is unique due to its natural ocean […]

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Meconella Update

Following our early spring 2014 sighting of a single white meconella, or Meconella oregana, plant having potentially grown from the seeds we planted last year, we sprung into action and moved ahead to try a second year at reintroducing the species to Mt. Sutil’s mossy sun-soaked cliffs. We subsequently went up in mid-May and early […]

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The Coastal Douglas-fir Zone

The Coastal Douglas-fir zone (map) is not only small, it is also the area of highest development in British Columbia, with nearly half its area considered permanently altered by urban development. This precious bioregion is so unique because of its geology, geography and hydrology —all of which affect its biology. One of the defining features […]

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