Uplands Park Restoration Project
Uplands Park is an ecological treasure of national importance. It contains one of the larger remaining fragments of Garry Oak and associated ecosystems in Canada and is home to more than 20 endangered species, some found in few other places in the world. These ecosystems, which include Garry Oak woodlands, wildflower meadows, seasonally flooded pools and coastal bluffs, are globally imperilled
The biggest threats to the park’s natural values arise from invasive plants and intensive recreational use.
Oak Bay is working with federal and community partners to implement an eight-year comprehensive invasive plant management plan (2018 – 2025) to push back the invasion of non-native shrubs and trees and to help restore and protect this precious piece of biodiversity.
In 2019, Oak Bay Municipal Mayor and Council adopted a parks management plan that, among other things, identifies areas for improving trails and installing split-rail fencing to protect sensitive habitat.