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View all subjects. The name "Gulf Islands" comes from " Gulf of Georgia ," the original term used by George Vancouver in his mapping of the southern part of the archipelago and which before the San Juan Island dispute also was taken to include what have since been called the San Juan Islands.
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The islands and surrounding ocean are rich with ecologically diverse plants and sea life including Garry oaks , wild lilies, kelp beds and Orcas. The Gulf Islands are home to one of the last remaining pockets of Garry oak ecosystems. Only about five percent of Garry oak ecosystems remain in their natural state, landing 91 of the approximately species it supports on the province's list of species at risk.
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The unique Mediterranean characteristics of the islands' climate supports the Garry oak ecosystem. Garry oak ecosystems are home to more plant species, such as the camas , than any other terrestrial ecosystem in coastal B. Today, Garry oak meadows exist in the shallow and exposed soil of valleys , rocky foothills and southern slopes —areas that the settlers of the past years have found unsuitable for agriculture or development.
Since then, GOERT has been working to motivate public and private restoration of the rare ecosystem and promote conservation activities. In most parts of Canada , olive trees cannot thrive; the long, harsh winter and short, humid summer and spring make it difficult for olives to grow comfortably and properly, but Pender Island , Saturna Island , and Salt Spring Island have a Mediterranean style climate that permits olive production.
Farm owner Andrew Butt has been recognized as the first person to plant olive trees in the region; he planted his first olive tree in at his farm on Pender Island, using Frantoio and Leccino cultivars that he obtained from California. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. BC Ferries.
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