Month: September 2014

Fall Speaker Series “Reinventing Nature – Creating New Ecosystems”

Three Thursdays starting October 9. Pre-register on the University of Victoria Continuing Studies website. Nature in cities is shaped by the built environment and the activities of people. Impervious surfaces, invasive species, structural soils and other factors contribute to the formation of new communities not natural to the area. These are new or “novel” ecosystems [Continue]

New Book about Victoria’s Urban Forest

Now available for free download or purchase in hard copy on demand; Victoria’s Urban Forest by Val Schaefer with Britton Jacob-Schramm and photos by Rachel Grigg. The book  chronicles Series 7 of the Urban Restoration Walks that highlighted Victoria’s urban forest in three separate walks. It focuses on the street trees around James Bay by [Continue]