“Out In The Field”

“Out in the field”—a term originally used by farmers, and shamelessly stolen by biologists. When I’m having a lucky day free from grant writing or reporting, I’m often ‘in the field’, which could involve anything from invasive plant removal and monitoring past restoration projects to landowner consultations and leading school Read more…

Mayne’s Marine Mammals

Mayne Island Conservancy is excited to be part of a new conservation initiative, in partnership with our neighbouring island conservancies, that focuses on the future of the Strait of Georgia’s whales, dolphins, and porpoises (collectively called cetaceans), and the health of their habitats.  In The Beginning You might remember learning Read more…

bioblitz

What is a BioBlitz?

Rediscovering Mayne Island’s Biodiversity This year the Mayne Island Conservancy and Galiano Conservancy Association are coordinating an unprecedented inter-island BioBlitz enlisting more than thirty specialists in a survey of the biological diversity that surrounds us. Our surveys will target both land-based and marine ecosystems, adding to an existing baseline inventory Read more…