State of Biodiversity Report

One of the key outcomes of the Resilient Saanich process is the development of a Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. The final State of Biodiversity Report [PDF - 15 MB] is now available and will inform this strategy. Diamond Head Consulting Ltd (DHC) is the contractor working on this report and the strategy.

Now open: participate in a mapping engagement process led by Diamond Head Consulting. See below for more information.

What is the State of Biodiversity Report?

The State of Biodiversity Report builds upon previous studies, mapping, documents, and fieldwork to describe biodiversity within the District. This document provides a ‘snapshot’ of current conditions related to nature within Saanich. It documents what exists and outlines threats. The information in this report will be used as a foundation for the development of the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. It also provides a baseline of biodiversity that we can use to track progress in the future.

Read the final State of Biodiversity Report. [PDF - 15 MB]

Stakeholder Engagement

DHC has conducted the following engagement towards the development of this report:

  • Workshops and meetings with the RSTC and selected staff
  • Site visits and tours with the RSTC and First Nations representatives
  • Online public and stakeholder engagement (see below)
  • First Nations workshop 

Mapping Engagement - now open: you are invited to participate in a  mapping activity process related to the Biodiversity Strategy and the Urban Forest Strategy. Diamond Head Consulting has developed a mapping engagement initiative. Share important natural areas and features in Saanich, as well as areas of urban forest. Your input willhelp us understand the community’s priorities and issues. Stay tuned for more public engagement opportunities. 

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