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

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

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…

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…

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: Living within rather than apart from the places that sustain us

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: Living within rather than apart from the places that sustain us

This installment is the first of several articles seeking to explore the ways ecosystems  differ between the islands within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone. 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…

Maxwell Creek Watershed Project Field Files Part 1: Project Impetus

Maxwell Creek Watershed Project Field Files Part 1: Project Impetus

Registered environmental charity, Transition Salt Spring has partnered with experts and organizations from across the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone, including Raincoast Conservation Foundation, to provide a model for on-the-ground, multidisciplinary, multisectoral, and collaborative climate action.  We interviewed Ruth Waldick from Transition Salt Spring to learn more about Maxwell Creek Watershed project.  What is the Maxwell…