Tours of Old-Growth Areas In West Vancouver

This year the Old Growth Conservancy Society formally changed its Constitution to expand its activities to include old-growth forest throughout West Vancouver. We therefore have started a new series of tours this year displaying other old-growth forest areas. There are 3 dates available this fall, each with a different tour. Email your preferred date to ogcs.wv@gmail.com and we’ll reserve a place for you. Typically the tours fill up quickly.

Sunday, Sept.23 – Lighthouse Park – Meet at the top of the parking lot at the main trailhead at 10:00 am

Sunday, Sept.30 – Nelson Canyon Park to Whyte Lake – Meet at Nelson Canyon Parking lot at the trailhead at 10:00 am

Sunday, Oct 7 – Brother Creek Trail – Meet at the Brothers Creek Fire Access Road trailhead off Millstream at 10:00 am

We will attempt to organize carpooling to assist transportation but telephone numbers must be provided to participate. Tours can take up to 3 hours and you should bring a snack and water to enjoy the experience.

Much of the tour is on-trail but some trails may be steep so basic fitness for hiking is required, especially for the Brothers Creek hike which is much longer. Sturdy footwear, long pants and a long-sleeve shirt (for brush and bugs) are recommended. Please bring water, something to eat and optionally a hiking pole for stability. A release of liability will be provided and must be signed before the tour.

Unfortunately, children under the age of 10 and dogs cannot be accommodated. Tours may be rescheduled due to unfavourable weather..Only extreme rain events will result in cancellation but no tour will proceed if there are high winds,

2018 OGC Guided Tour Dates

The dates for the 2018 Guided Tours of the Old Growth Conservancy have been announced. There are 6 dates available. Email your preferred date to ogcs.wv@gmail.com and we’ll reserve a place for you. Typically the tours fill up quickly.
Saturday, Aug 18  FULL
Tuesday, Aug 21 FULL
Saturday, Aug 25  ALMOST FULL
Saturday, Sept 8 FULL
Thursday, Sept 13 FULL
Saturday, Sept 15 FULL
 
We meet at Hi-View Lookout on Cypress Bowl Road at 9:30 AM and car-pool to the Conservancy. Tours take approximately 3 hours and you should bring a snack to enjoy in the Conservancy.
 
Much of the tour is off-trail and can include steep terrain, fallen trees and underbrush. Sturdy footwear, long pants and a long-sleeve shirt (for brush and bugs) are recommended. Please bring water, something to eat, insect repellent and optionally a hiking pole for stability. A release of liability will be provided and must be signed before the tour.
 
Unfortunately, children under the age of 10 and dogs cannot be accommodated. Tours may be rescheduled due to unfavourable weather.

WVHS Talk on Neighbourhood Character – Wednesday, March 14, 2018

West Vancouver Historical Society is hosting a talk in their series about heritage conservation and neighbourhood character on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7 pm at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre.

Learn how Michael Geller – architect, planner and developer – finds ways to build houses that retain their historic and heritage value.

Projects like Hollyburn Mews, the Vinson House and most recently, the Rush House, will illustrate Michael’s innovative and practical approach to development and heritage conservation.

WVHS Notice 20180314

OGCS AGM – Wednesday, February 28

OLD GROWTH CONSERVANCY SOCIETY
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre (Marine Room)
695 – 21st Street, WEST VANCOUVER
(NW corner of Marine Drive & 21st St)
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – Meeting 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
AGENDA:
Approval of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes of March 8, 2017 AGM
Directors’ and Treasurer’s Reports
Special Resolution #1 – Constitution & Bylaws
Special Resolution #2 – Revised Purposes
Election of Directors
Presentation by Andy MacKinnon,
“Old-growth Coastal Temperate Rainforests”
Adjournment

We are honoured to have Andy MacKinnon as this year’s guest speaker. Andy worked for the BC Forest Service for three decades, mostly on BC’s coast, where he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and a program of forest ecology research focused on old growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and BC’s native plants and fungi. He is best known as the co-author of six guidebooks on BC plants including the ubiquitous Plants Of Coastal British Columbia. 

OGCS 2017 AGM Draft Minutes
OGCS 2017 Directors’ Report
OGCS Financial Statement at January 2018

Special Resolution #1 Constitution (Jan 25, 2018)
Special Resolution #1 Bylaws (Jan 25, 2018)
Special Resolution #2 Constitution Revised Purpose 2(b) (Jan 26, 2018)