Somenos Garry Oak Protected Area (BC Parks)
This is one of the few remaining deep soil Garry oak meadows in Canada, and is home to several Endangered plant species. Projects at this site include removal of invasive species and replacement with native species to restore an ecosystem that approximates the pre-contact ecosystem. A volunteer program is coordinated through the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society. Partners include the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society and BC Parks.