Publications

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All materials are copyright © Val Schaefer. However, you may download a copy for personal or educational use of any publication where a PDF version is available. Any other uses require permission from Valentin Schaefer.

Books

  • Victoria’s Urban Forest: A Walking Guide to Species of Interest. (pdf 4.6MB)
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  • Restoration Walks in Victoria: A Guide to Several Ecological Restoration Projects in Greater Victoria, BC. (pdf 16MB)
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  • Ogden Point Odyssey: Breakwater, natural history, people and activities . Purchase Ogden Point Odyssey online. Contact us for one or more softcover copies ($15 + 5% GST; trade discounts available).
  • Urban Biodiversity: Exploring natural habitat and its value in cities
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  • Songbirds in the City: A celebration (pdf 35MB) 
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  • City of Surprises: Discovering urban wildlife habitats
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Professional Reports

Kathrens, L., Jennings, J. and V. Schaefer. 2016. University of Victoria Invasive Species Management Program. University of Victoria. 106 pp.

Schaefer, V., Kathrens, L. and J. Jennings. 2015. GOERT 2015: 11th Research Colloquium: Blank Slate Restoration. Proceedings. University of Victoria. 75 pp.

Orr, C.,Hernould, C. and V.H. Schaefer. 2015. Enhancing Rain Gardens as Bioengineering Strategies in Municipal Stormwater Management in Victoria. University of Victoria. 150 pp

Schaefer, V.H. 2013. Beaver Lake, Stanley Park, Restoration: Options for Biodiversity Action Plan. Part of submission to Vancouver Parks Board by AquaTerra Environmental Ltd.

Manton, C. and V.H. Schaefer. 2012. Invasive Species Management Strategy for Saanich.

Schaefer, V.H. 2009. The Urban EcoZonePlus. Background paper for: Ecosystem Status and Trends Report. Canadian Biodiversity Outcomes Framework. Canadian Council of Resource Ministers. Ottawa, ON

Schaefer, V.H. and A. Schaefer. 2007. Metro Vancouver Parks Natural Resource Management Program: Initial Steps. Prepared for Metro Vancouver Parks. Burnaby, BC. 57 pp.

Burton, C., V. Huff, R.J. Hebda and V. Schaefer. 2006 Grasses of Northern Interior British Columbia. Phase I: Report on current state of botanical and restoration knowledge. Prepared for the BC Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources, Oil and Gas Commission. University of Victoria. 105 pp.

Naujokaitis-Lewis, I. and V. Schaefer. 2005. Preserving Biodiversity through Connectivity in the Greater Vancouver Regional District: Implications for Vegetation Management in Utility Rights-of-way. Prepared for the BC Transmission Corporation. Douglas College. 80 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 2005. National Recovery Plan for the Townsend’s Mole (Scapanus orarius). Prepared for Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Victoria. 26 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 2004. Comments on : Screening-Level Risk Assessment 2 (SRA-2) Habitat Module – Assessment of Wildlife Habitat Prepared by SRA—2 Task Force of the Science Advisory Board on Contaminated Sites for British Columbia. 12 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 2002. Townsend Mole (Scapanus townsendii) Status Report – update. Committee on the Status of Endangered Species in Canada (COSEWIC). Ottawa. 45 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 1994. A New Environmental Applied Program for Douglas College. Discussion Paper. Prepared for the Dean of Human Resources and Program Development. 75 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 1991. Observations and recommendations to the Vancouver Urban Landscape Task Force. 4 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 1991. Transportation and the future quality of life. Discussion paper for Visions 20/20 Program – environmental curriculum materials for BC Grade 11. 8 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 1989. Wildlife Viewing Plan for Stamp Falls Provincial Park. Prepared for BC Ministry of Parks to be submitted to the BC Ministry of the Environment, Wildlife Viewing Program. 44 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 1989. The Quality of Bottom Sediments in Port Moody Inlet: Recommendations and Analysis of Study Deficiencies. Prepared for the Mayor’s Office, Port Moody. January. 3 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 1984. Report concerning the development of BC’s offshore petroleum resources. Written submission to the Environmental Assessment Review Panel on the Ministry of the Environment. November. 15 pp.

Schaefer, V.H. 1978. The possible effects of the proposed port expansion at Roberts Bank on the ecology of salmon, waterfowl, benthic organisms, and crabs in the area. Supplemental written submission by the Canadian Society for Pollution and Environmental Control (SPEC) to the EARP hearings on the Roberts Bank port expansion. October. 16 pp.

Curriculum Guides Developed

Reports Authored or Edited

Reports Supervised

Harrop-Archibald, H. 2009. The Value of Second Growth Forests to Biodiversity

Duncan, S. 2009. Northern Mountain Caribou Population Dynamics Peace River Region

Harrop-Archibald, H. 2008. University of Victoria Campus Tree Inventory (Phase II) outside Ring Road. University of Victoria Facilities Management. Unpublished Document. Victoria, British Columbia.

Harrop-Archibald, H. 2008. University of Victoria Natural Features Study Phase Two. CJVI Property, Garry Oak Meadow and Camus Meadow Area, Finnerty Ravine, Haro Woods, South Woods, Lower Hobbs Creek/Mystic Vale. University of Victoria Campus Planning. Unpublished Document. Victoria, British Columbia.

Harrop-Archibald, H. 2007. University of Victoria Natural Features Study Phase One. Bowker Creek, Cunningham Woods, Upper Hobbs Creek/ Mystic Vale. University of Victoria Facilities Management. Unpublished Document. Victoria, British Columbia.

Harrop-Archibald, H. 2007. University of Victoria Campus Tree Inventory (Phase I) within Ring Road. University of Victoria Facilities Management. Unpublished Document. Victoria, British Columbia.

Theses

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