Category: nature

Victoria Bioblitz April 22, 2017!

Beacon Hill Park Organizers chill before the counting begins: Jon Wiersma (CWF), Catherine Keogen (UVic), Elizabeth Gammell, (CWF), Garry Oak, Val Schaefer (UVic), and Britten Jacob-Schram (UVic), in Beacon Hill Park. Uplands Park and Cattle Point Margaret Lidkea (Friends of Uplands Park), Octavio Cruz (UVic, in red hat), and friends on the foreshore. University of [Continue]

BioBlitz Victoria

Coming on Earth Day, April 22, 2017 – GOERT and the RNS Program will be holding BioBlitzes at Beacon Hill Park, Uplands Park/Cattle Point, and the University of Victoria campus. This is a 24-hour event allows you to be a citizen scientist, with experts identifying species present in the field. There will be activities for [Continue]

Upcoming Events

The following are presentations and a course soon to be given by Val Schaefer: Restoration of Natural Systems Program 20th Anniversary Celebration October 14, 2016. Urban Tree Walk October 17, 2016. Fairfield. 10:00-12:00. Urban Tree Walk. October 24, 2016. James Bay. 10:00-12:00 ER331 Urban Restoration and Sustainable Agriculture November 9-13 2016. A 5-day intensive course [Continue]

Presentations at Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference in Manchester, England

Val  presented two papers at the upcoming SERI 2015 conference in Manchester, August 23-27. In the Soils in Restoration Ecology 1 session on the morning of Tuesday, August 25th he will present on “Soil micro-arthropods as indicator species to determine when a planting on a degraded site has become a functional ecological community.  On the [Continue]