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Recovering Garry Oak Ecosystems at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve


Garry Oak Ecosystems
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At Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, some of the most endangered habitats in Canada are being restored. Garry oak ecosystems are home to more than 100 rare species. First Nations have gained sustenance from these ecosystems for centuries, but now, little of this precious habitat remains in near-natural condition. With First Nations and many others, Parks Canada is doing recovery work. Invasive species are being removed, and native plants including more than 35 species at risk are being re-established.

Garry Oak Ecosystems
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