Winter monitoring at the Packford Covenant might have been chilly but our volunteers are heart-warming! 
TLC’s Covenant Manager, Torrey Archer, on a perilous trek into the Sooke wilderness. Well, not entirely, but when immersed in 10 foot tall salal while on the side of a cliff it can certainly feel that way! 
Four UVic students, one recent transplant from Ontario and one brave government worker teamed up to help monitor the covenant located beside Camp Thunderbird in Sooke. They entered the covenant via the old water pipeline that is now an informal trail, traversing to the other side of the covenant before plunging headfirst (literally) into the bush – no trails, lots of brush, and lots of running water! They were searching for a seasonal creek and wetland area that isn’t available during the summer months when Victoria typically experiences drought. Summer is also when most covenant monitoring occurs, for obvious reasons, but wanting to get the full picture of covenants that experience seasonal changes, TLC’s crew went into the wet woods. 
Read more about their winter monitoring at http://conservancy.bc.ca/2017/01/winter-monitoring-at-the-packford-covenant/ 
#yyj #nature #conservation #Sooke #environment
  • tlc4bcWinter monitoring at the Packford Covenant might have been chilly but our volunteers are heart-warming!
    TLC’s Covenant Manager, Torrey Archer, on a perilous trek into the Sooke wilderness. Well, not entirely, but when immersed in 10 foot tall salal while on the side of a cliff it can certainly feel that way!
    Four UVic students, one recent transplant from Ontario and one brave government worker teamed up to help monitor the covenant located beside Camp Thunderbird in Sooke. They entered the covenant via the old water pipeline that is now an informal trail, traversing to the other side of the covenant before plunging headfirst (literally) into the bush – no trails, lots of brush, and lots of running water! They were searching for a seasonal creek and wetland area that isn’t available during the summer months when Victoria typically experiences drought. Summer is also when most covenant monitoring occurs, for obvious reasons, but wanting to get the full picture of covenants that experience seasonal changes, TLC’s crew went into the wet woods.
    Read more about their winter monitoring at http://conservancy.bc.ca/2017/01/winter-monitoring-at-the-packford-covenant/
    #yyj #nature #conservation #Sooke #environment

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