Nearshore Eelgrass Habitat Mapping

Island Trust Conservancy

Created: 8/01/2019 - Updated: 8/01/2019


The Islands Trust Conservancy has mapped eelgrass habitat to improve our knowledge of where these important habitats exist and to establish a baseline of their health for future monitoring. Between 2012 and 2014, eelgrass habitats were mapped along the shores of the following areas: Ballenas-Winchelsea, Bowen, Denman, Gabriola, Galiano, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti, Mayne, North and South Penders and the associated islands of the North Pender Local Trust Area, Thetis and Valdes Islands, Salt Spring Island and Saturna Island.


Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Habitat extent
Type of Tool
Habitat/Biome Type
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation