The Priority Ecosystem Restoration Project focuses primarily on four ecosystem types that contain provincially imperiled and critically imperiled ecological communities. Specifically CDFmm70, CDFmm02, CDFmm03, and CDFmm51 as described in B.A. Blackwell, 2008 - the full document on Ecosystem Mapping in the S.G.I. can be viewed as a PDF file on the Islands Trust site here. Within these ecological communities we will also contribute to the long term conservation of four designated Sensitive Ecosystems on Mayne Island – Woodland, Herbaceous, Cliff, and Mature Forest.
|Multiple land owners meet to discuss an ecosystem restoration plan that will cover four neighbouring properties|
We are working with key land owners on whose land these ecosystems are located, and who have shown a commitment to land stewardship. We have the support of the local Parks and Recreation Commission, Capital Regional District, and land owners, as well as our membership base and community volunteers. Utilizing community volunteers in all aspects of the project results in an increase in knowledge of local ecosystems and species, showcases the power of land stewardship/restoration actions, and encourages additional land owners to take similar actions on their own properties.
Financial support for this project has been provided by:
- Environment Canada's Ecoaction Program
- Victoria Foundation
- TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
- Province of British Columbia
- Mayne Island Parks and Recreation Commission