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The ecology of the coastal Douglas-fir zone

Author(s) or contact(s): BC Ministry of Forests
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Ecology
Series: Brochure
Other details:  Published 1995. Hardcopy is available.


Although it is one of the smallest of British Columbia's 14 ecological zones, the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone is home to some of the province's most interesting and diverse ecosystems. A mild climate has also given this area some of the province's rarest vegetation, which is seriously threatened by growing human settlement.

The Coastal Douglas-fir Zone covers a small area of British Columbia's south coast, including a band of lower elevation along southeastern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and a fringe of mainland along Georgia Strait. Victoria, Nanaimo, and Powell River are major urban centres in the area.

Funding for the Internet version was provided by Forest Renewal BC.

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Updated October 16, 2008