#GivingTuesday: Protecting places through working partnerships

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Dear Friends of Conservation, This summer we climbed 600 metres up Mount Benson in Nanaimo to teach Vancouver Island University (VIU) students about ecological data collection, repeat photography and plant identification techniques. On a quest for knowledge of how the landscape had changed over the years, we thought this would be [...]

By | 2017-12-19T14:39:31+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Clearwater Wetlands & Wildlife Corridor, Covenants|0 Comments

Clayoquot Island Monitoring

On a brisk, beautiful sunny September day, TLC staff took a trip to Tofino to monitor the exquisite Clayoquot Island Preserve. The island has seen many changes, having once been the major town complete with post office and hotel before Tofino’s population grew. Thankfully, for nature lovers, Clayoquot Island (aka Stubbs Island) was bought [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:12:59+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Covenants|0 Comments

Monitoring the Thetis – Mount Work Connector and Ayum Creek Covenants

On June 4th TLC staff member Torrey, summer intern Karen and volunteer Mitch monitored two covenants: the Thetis-Mount Work Connector and an upstream portion of Ayum Creek in Sooke. The trio strolled though the Thetis-Mount Work Connector and noticed clusters of dead Western red cedars along the trail. In recent years Victoria has experienced [...]

By | 2017-11-19T20:49:52+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Monitoring TLC’s Caromar Covenant

On June 21st, TLC staff members Torrey and Andrew, summer intern Karen and volunteer Liam trekked to Duncan to visit the Caromar Covenant for its annual monitoring. The team was armed with the mission to find the wetland that was documented the previous summer, in order to conduct repeat photography. The group followed along old [...]

By | 2017-11-19T20:50:19+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Covenant Monitoring Training with VIU Students & NALT on Mount Benson

On July 20th TLC staff Torrey, Andrew and summer student Karen met with Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT) staff Paul, Vancouver Island University (VIU) Geography Chair Hannah, VIU professor Wendy and her Environmental Science students at the Witchcraft Lake parking lot to warm up for the daunting hike up Mount Benson which stands 1023 [...]

By | 2017-11-19T20:50:44+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Watch out for these common backyard invaders

The truth and how-to-remove behind English ivy, periwinkle and more Originally posted by Morgan Cross in Oak Bay News on July 18, 2017.  Photo: Covenant Manager Torrey Archer shows the black seeds Scotch broom bears in summer. The plant is best cut when flowering in the spring or finished seeding in the fall.  Credit Morgan Cross. [...]

By | 2017-07-19T10:15:04+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Covenants|0 Comments