Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters


Garry Oak and Oceanspray

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Garry Oak and Oceanspray

Dry Broadleaf Forest [Red-Listed]

Some of the best examples of this scrub oak community are found on Salt Spring Island at Mt. Maxwell. They form dense thickets in steep rocky gullies where there is almost no soil. The thick layer of oceanspray provides excellent habitat for a wide range of birds that nest and forage within.

Photo by Ryan Batten