Mama Moon Snail & Shaggy Mouse: A Tale of Beach Science with Richmond Christian School

While Spring may be off to a drizzly start, it sure has made up for it with some fantastic low tides! This past Tuesday was no exception when Grade 11 & 12 science students from Richmond Christian School participated in our Marine Investigations (https://galianoconservancy.ca/marine-investigations/) program at Sum’nuw (Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park).  We started off […]

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Field trips are BACK!

Rockheights Middle School – Marine Investigations Schools are officially coming back to Galiano to participate in the GCA’s amazing education programs! We were so happy to start the season off with Rockheights Middle School’s grade 6-7 classes. On April 20 and 21st we took these students to Sum’nuw (Montague Harbour Provincial park) for an afternoon […]

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Biodiversity Hotspot Saved Through Conservation Partnership

Today, the Galiano Conservancy Association, together with The Nature Trust of British Columbia, one of the province’s leading non-profit land conservation organizations, are pleased to announce that 26.5 hectares (65.5 acres) of ecologically diverse coastal Douglas-fir forest and over one kilometre of pristine rocky shoreline at Cable Bay have been purchased for conservation.  DOWNLOAD THE […]

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Why Transforming ‘wet land’ into Wetlands is the Perfect Antidote to Rainy Days

By Adam Huggins – Restoration Coordinator, GCA Rain, Rain … Not Going Away It has been a year of extreme weather events, where heretofore unknown terms like ‘atmospheric river’ and ‘heat dome’ have entered our collective vocabularies, and caused widespread devastation throughout western Canada.  The heavy rainfall event this November – where between 100 and […]

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Eastern Grey Squirrels on Galiano Island

Eastern Grey Squirrels on Galiano Island by Ethan Heckrodt Notorious throughout Europe and western North America, eastern grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) have been sighted on Galiano Island. They were first introduced in the Salish Sea via an intentional release in Stanley Park in 1909, followed by an accidental introduction on Southern Vancouver Island in 1966. […]

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Has the pandemic caused illegal fishing to rise in Rockfish Conservation Areas?

As borders closed and travel restrictions tightened in BC, the summer of 2020 was the season of the ‘staycation.’ With British Columbia’s endless outdoor activities and beautiful destinations, many people took advantage of exploring the province’s coast. People looked for a safe way to experience BC’s coasts amid the pandemic by taking to the water. […]

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Make a Difference Week – June 5-13, 2021

2021 – 2030 is the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. To celebrate the launch of this global initiative, the Galiano Conservancy will be hosting several hands-on volunteer events as part of Make a Difference Week, from June 5-13.  Join us to learn more about ecological restoration and how you can get involved locally! For more regional events, […]

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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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A Foraged Feast 2020

2020 brought with it an intensified desire for food security and for connection to our food sources. Galiano island residents tried to stay put as much as possible and we wondered how much of our food we could source on the island. Some people had time open up for growing more food and most of […]

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