The Meadow That Mattered: How Nature and People Shape Each Other
This is the story of how nature and people have shaped each other in one of the world's rarest ecosystems, on Vancouver Island.
NCC on location: the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, British Columbia
- We take you to the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) colourful Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve;
- Find out about some of the restoration projects happening on the property to restore and maintain it (including sheep!);
- Hear from NCC's Irv Banman, who has been helping to care for the property with his family for close to two decades;
- Learn more about the First Nations people who have lived on this land for thousands of years;
- Meet some of the Conservation Volunteers caring for this property.
Nature Talks: The Nature Conservancy of Canada Podcast offers you fascinating stories about nature, why we need it in our lives, and the passionate Canadians helping to protect it. In this seven-part series, we’ll take listeners to some of Canada’s important natural areas, from the Bay of Fundy to Victoria. We talk to Canadians helping care for these places, from scientists to hometown heroes. Connect to Canada’s nature. Learn about the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s conservation work. And be inspired to find out how you can help support this work.