Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Lohbrunner Woods

Lohbrunner Woods is a second-growth maturing forest located on southeastern Vancouver Island, approximately northeast of Victoria in Langford’s Happy Valley. The 25-acre (10-hectare) property encompasses coastal Douglas-fir habitat, rocky bluffs and open meadows that feature arbutus, camas and other native wildflowers. The property is frequented by a variety of birds, including bald eagles and woodpeckers, and it remains a key conservation area in a region largely converted for agriculture. NCC acquired the Lohbrunner Woods with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

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