Uplands Park Ecosystem Restoration
Uplands Park is home to one of the finest examples of Garry Oak woodlands and meadows in our region and contains one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in Canada. The biggest threat to this ecosystem is from invasive plants. In response, Oak Bay Parks is working with federal and community partners on a multi-year project to restore and protect this precious piece of biodiversity.
For the next week, we are currently will be removing invasive exotic species of trees from the Garry Oak woodlands in this section of the park. If left unchecked, these exotic species of tree will continue to spread and outcompete our native trees and eventually destroy the natural habitat convert the park’s flower meadows to closed woodlands of exotic species.
If you have any questions, please contact the Oak Bay Parks Department at 250-592-7275.