The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: All about Gabriola Island

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: All about Gabriola Island

This installment is the second in a series of several articles seeking to explore the ways ecosystems  differ between the islands within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone. Rob Brockley, President of the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust, explains the ways topography, soil conditions, and increasing development pressure have influenced and continue to shape the…

Maxwell Creek Watershed Project Field Files Part 2: Developing surveying methodologies 

Maxwell Creek Watershed Project Field Files Part 2: Developing surveying methodologies 

The project takes a watershed-wide scope to improve understanding of both existing and historical ecological conditions. The first question we aim to answer is: how has modification via forestry, fire, wetland drainage, etc. influenced hydrological dynamics, availability and quality of freshwater (i.e. source drinking water), and local forest ecology? We seek to find answers to…