Observatory Hill (previously known as Little Saanich Mountain)
The National Research Council Canada and Natural Resources Canada are working together to protect species-at-risk on Observatory Hill. A program of ecological restoration has been initiated to improve the health of the Garry oak ecosystem and address threats to many endangered species that depend on this ecosystem for survival. Some of the ecological restoration and enhancement activities that form part of the ongoing management of Observatory Hill include removal of Scotch broom, actions to reduce grazing of rare plants by rabbits and deer, and signage to enhance visitors’ appreciation for the site. Partners include the National Research Council Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the Interdepartmental Recovery Fund.