This GORP site includes two unique areas for restoration. The main section is a triangular greenspace surrounded by large oaks. An additional small strip of remnant habitat is separated by the small road and includes a dense stand of Garry oaks with some rocky areas. Restoration has focused on mulching and planting under the large perimeter oaks and invasive species management throughout the site.
News – Saanich - Garry Oak Restoration Project (GORP) sites
This GORP site, within Playfair Park, is focused on the north facing Garry oak meadow described as an open woodland/savanna with predominately camas and grass understorey. The spring wildflower display in this meadow attracts many visitors. Restoration activities at Playfair have included invasive species management, management for rare species and addressing human use impacts.
The GORP site is a small portion of Mt. Tolmie and is a Garry oak woodland/rocky outcrop. Restoration activities have included invasive species management, removal of other non-native species and planting of Garry oaks
This GORP site is a remnant of open Garry oak savanna with rocky outcroppings. Extensive removal and control of Scotch broom has been a key restoration activity, along with mitigating impacts from heavy recreational use and the introduced rabbit population.
This GORP site had very few natural features remaining besides one Garry oak and is described as a naturalized field. Restoration activities have included extensive tree planting, restoration of the soils and will include re-introduction of native plants. The new Centennial Trail now runs through this site.
This GORP site is described as a nearly natural, open-structured Garry oak savanna. Restoration has included invasive species management (primarily Scotch broom) and managing recreational impacts.
This GORP site features a rocky Garry oak ecosystem with a high diversity of native plants. Key restoration activities have included invasive species management, addressing recreational impacts and re-planting in heavily impacted areas.
This GORP site features woodland, rocky outcrop and a remnant meadow with a spectacular camas display. Restoration activities have included invasive species management and addressing human use impacts.