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Protecting and managing Garry oak ecosystems and their species at risk is a challenge to all sectors of society, including local governments, landowners and developers, and consulting land use professionals.
Garry oak areas are some of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems, and include more than just trees. They include woodlands, rock outcrops, wildflower and grassy meadows, coastal bluffs and seasonal pools. See “Why protect Garry oak areas?” for more.
We encourage you to protect Garry oak areas wherever possible, and to employ low impact planning and design in and around these landscapes during land development.
On BC’s warm “California coast” we have something found nowhere else in Canada. Garry oak ecosystems can give you a unique selling feature that can:
Do you have Garry oak habitat on your development site? The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) is working to protect Garry oak ecosystems and their species at risk and can help you to:
The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) is working to protect Garry oak ecosystems and the species at risk found there. For more information and a free initial consultation, please contact us.