Galiano Island Local Trust Area

Protected Areas in the Galiano Island Local Trust Area (2018)



Type of Protected Area

Area (ha)

Portion of LTA (%)  
Conservation Covenant 65.64 1.09  
Heritage Forest 125.33 2.08  
Ecological Reserve 26.37 0.44  
Nature Reserve 247.87 4.11  
Park - Community 244.63 4.05  
Park - Provincial 564.33 9.35  
Park - Regional 24.73 0.41  






Type of Marine Protection Area (ha)  
Provincial Marine Protected Area 106.70  
Rockfish Conservation Area 2,947.40  
Glass Sponge Reef Fishing Closure Area 94.80  
Total 3137.71  


NB: There is overlap of marine protected area boundaries, therefore the total area of marine protected areas is not additive.

Ecosystem Values in the Galiano Island Local Trust Area (2010)

Sensitive Ecosystems

Sensitive Ecosystems Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)  
Cliff 31.5 0.5  
Freshwater 9.0 0.2  
Herbaceous 24.8 0.4  
Mature Forest 899.7 14.9  
Old Forest 65.4 1.1  
Riparian 0 0  
Wetland 83.6 1.4  
Woodland 767.0 12.7  


1,880.9 31.2  

View the ecosystem maps for Galiano Island Local Trust Area

Species at Risk

The B.C. Conservation Data Centre has recorded sightings of Purple sanicle (red listed), Red-legged frog (blue listed), Poison oak (blue listed), Gray's desert-parsley (red listed), Peregrine Falcon, anatum subspecies (red listed), Western Screech-Owl, kennicottii subspecies (blue listed), Purple-leaved willowherb (blue listed), Double-crested Cormorant (blue listed), Oakes' pondweed (blue listed), White meconella (red listed), Slimleaf onion (blue listed), Slender-spiked mannagrass (blue listed), Propertius duskywing (blue listed), California hedge-parsley (red listed), Lindley's microseris (red listed), Sharp-tailed snake (red listed), Twisted oak moss (blue listed), Slender popcornflower (red listed) and Erect pygmyweed (red listed) in the Galiano Island Local Trust Area.  There may be additional species at risk in the Galiano Island Local Trust Area that are not recorded with the B.C. Conservation Data Centre or whose locations are considered confidential information.

Forested Ecosystems

The Galiano Island Local Trust Area is in the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone.  More than 65 hectares of old forest were found to be in the local trust area.  The breakdown of forests by age class is (note: this includes woodland sensitive ecosystems, so percentages will vary from the sensitive ecosystems section above):

Forest Type Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)  
Pole/Sapling Forest (<40 yrs) 1,569 31.1  
Young Forest (40-80 yrs) 2,549 50.5  
Mature Forest (80-250 yrs) 1,120 22.2  
Old Forest (>250 years) 65  1.3  

Modified Ecosystems in the Galiano Local Trust Area (2010)

Type of Modification

Area (ha)

Portion of LTA (%)  
Cultivated Field 87.2 1.4  
Rural 219.2 3.6  
Road 164.6 2.7  
Gravel Pit 3.3 0.1  
Industrial 2.2 <0.1  


476.5 7.9  


Page last updated: 10/04/18
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