Connectivity is vitally important at all sorts of scales over time and space.
In this article, Dr. Shannon Berch and Dr. Paul de la Bastide explain some of the deep relationships between fungi and other species and why it is so essential that we learn more about them.
Ecological communities around the Salish Sea range from iconic conifer-dominated forests to grasslands. None of these diverse communities recognize political boundaries, so how do habitats on the American side of the border compare to those in southern BC?
As the worst fire season in Canadian historyーdriven by climate change, ecosystem fragmentation, and long-term land-use mismanagementーdecimates forests across the country, species-at-risk biologist Jared Hobbs reflects sadly on the dramatic decline of Northern Spotted Owls and Western Screech-owls across British Columbia. Habitat loss is central to this story. Old-growth logging has reduced the number of…
In this article, Del Meidinger who led the development of the BEC system in British Columbia and was responsible for technical quality and standardization of methods and concepts for the BEC program, provides a simple explanation of the BEC system.
Registered Professional Biologist and Planner, Adriane Pollard, has been working to improve local protections of Coastal Douglas-fir associated ecological communities for over 25 years.
Widely misrepresented and misunderstood, bats are fascinating creatures with an essential role to play in ecosystem functionality.
Dr. Justin Suraci shares his experiences studying predator-prey relationships in the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) ecosystems of the Gulf Islands.
This installment is the third of several articles seeking to explore the ways ecosystems differ between the islands within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone. Grant Scott, chair of the Hornby Island Conservancy and trustee on the Hornby Island Local Trust Committee, describes how historic land management regimes continue to shape the ways forests are…
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…
In this article, Elke Wind describes the amphibian species common to the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone; identifies their preferred habitat types; and makes recommendations for strengthening amphibian protection.
Ann Nightingale, from the Rocky Point Bird Observatory in Victoria, BC, introduces bird species common to the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone and shares recommendations for how people can better protect them.