The SCCP's Coastal Sand Ecosystems Project takes a multi-species approach to addressing habitat degradation of Coastal Sand Ecosystems (CSE) on the South Coast of BC. Habitat destruction, invasive plants and human recreational activities are part of the range of threats identified in the recent Status Report on Coastal Sand Ecosystems in BC and also in other recovery strategies such as the one completed for the endangered contorted-pod evening primrose.
At least seven listed species and four listed ecological plant communities at risk will benefit by these threats being targeted. This project focuses on the few areas containing CSE located along the South Coast, including Boundary Bay, Iona Beach, Thormanby Islands and Savary Island. The stewardship restoration activities involve invasive plant control focusing in particular on Scotch broom. As well, activities involve raising awareness through materials and events, and landowner contact to help assist in removing invasive plants and mitigate human impact.
Program funding provided by the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk.
To find out more about getting involved contact Tamsin Baker, CSE project manager