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.
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Initiatives at this site include invasive species removal, monitoring and landowner contact. Partners include BC Parks and the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society.
Projects at this site include removal of invasive exotic species, removal of encroaching woody native species, photo-point monitoring and native plant propagation. The long term goal at CGOP is to protect and build up native plant populations and expand these onto the adjacent Quamichan Preserve. Scientific research is carried out by a number of universities to best determine appropriate restoration methods. Volunteer events and educational tours for community and schools are available.