Goldstream Colouring Book (PDF 2014)
Many Vancouver Island residents want attractive, easy to maintain, drought tolerant gardens that attract birds and butterflies. This guide will help you improve your garden: the best plants, design tips, recommended nurseries, and other expert recommendations are inside.
Forest and Land Cover Mapping Reports
Habitat Acquisition Trust completed land cover mapping of the Capital Regional District (exlcuding the Gulf Islands). As expected the mapping reveals that the 13 municipalities in the Regional District have lost significant tree in the 6 year period covered by the report.
Download the Executive Summary (2.5mb PDF)
">Download the Data Layers
Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative Summary Mapping Report: Tree Cover and Impervious Surface 1986-2005 (2008) (36MB PDF)
On behalf of the Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative, HAT used GIS technology and orthophotography to map changes in tree cover and impervious surface areas from Sooke to Sidney region. CITYgreen software was used to calculate the monetary value trees in our region provide in green ecosystem services, such as stormwater retention, and carbon sequestration.
Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative Mapping Report: Executive Summary (2008) (3.5MB PDF)
An executive summary of the Summary Mapping Report.
HAT Manual: Protecting Natural Areas in the Capital Region (2004) (1MB PDF)
The HAT Manual is designed for people who want to protect natural areas, but are not sure of the options open to them. These people might be local government decision-makers, developers, members of conservation organizations and individuals who are trying to make a difference.
Building Homes & Habitats: A Resource Guide (3.75MB PDF)
Created by the Wild Garden Party collaborative, this resource guide is serves as a how-to manual about the project. It is the hope of the Wild Garden Party that it will be helpful to those landscaping Habitat for Humanity sites, as well as other subdivisions, schoolyards, and private properties.