Pender Islands Big Tree Registry

Approximately 25% of the global extent of Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) forests and associated habitats occur in the Gulf Islands region of British Columbia’s Capital Regional District (CRD). The smallest of 16 biogeoclimatic (BEC) zones in the province, the CDF zone is characterized by towering conifers like Western red cedar and Coastal Douglas-fir; diverse and rare ecosystems like Garry oak meadows; and many native and endangered plant, insect, bird, reptile and other wildlife species.