The Biodiversity Galiano project is a community-based initiative to document the flora and fauna of Galiano Island, BC. Initiated in January 2016, the project has engaged over 400 people locally—and hundreds more around the world. Community members are actively working to confirm historical reports and add new species to the list. Check out project stats, lists and news published on this website to track our progress!
Community members are continually adding to the record of species known to Galiano Island. This living record is under continuous curation as observations are reported on the iNaturalist platform. For significant reports, specimens are also prepared and accessioned in herbaria and museums to provide physical evidence for a species’ presence. Among other things, this website is dedicated to bringing some of these notable observations to light—and acknowledging the community members who made them.