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Galiano Conservancy’s Annual Battle of the Broom

The yellow blooms that pepper rocky outcrops and disturbed slopes each spring signal the advent of the Galiano Conservancy’s annual Scotch broom removal campaign. As has become tradition, interns and the summer students, led by the fearless Jenna Falk, hike up the face of Mount Sutil every year armed with loppers and harnesses, ready to […]

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pulling down a tree

A Two-Day Adventure on Galiano Island

On May 16th and 17th, students from the Middle Years Shared Ecological Education Centre (MY SEEC), from Salt Spring Island, visited our Learning Centre for one of our Two-Day Educational Adventures. This is a program where groups stay overnight at the Millard Learning Centre, and during the day take part in two of our hands-on […]

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Bye-Bye, Salmon Fry!

With a goodbye cheer, the chum salmon raised by the Galiano Community School were released into their new home at Grieg Creek. Using the Salmon in the Classroom curriculum, the students starting by doing a stream survey: measuring the water temperature, flow rate and pH, as well as assessing the habitat. After making sure the […]

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Herbal Harvest 2018– Spring Bloom Edition

Galiano Conservancy’s intern Yucco T attended our spring Herbal Harvest. Here are her impressions and her photographs.  Note: We’ve just announced our Autumn Herbal Harvest. We hope you can join us.  It was beautiful spring day. We learned that there are so many edible plants around us, and that everything has a lot of functions. We […]

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Relaxing after a hard days work in a patch of Mt. Sutil’s Garry Oak Ecosystem

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 […]

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