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 […]Continue reading
The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: Living within rather than apart from the places that sustain us
Adam Huggins, Restoration Coordinator with the Galiano Conservancy Association (GCA), explains the ways topography, historic land use, and shifting economies have influenced and continue to shape the ways CDF forests and associated ecosystems function on Galiano Island. Read the whole article here…Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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. […]Continue reading
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. […]Continue reading
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, […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading