Garry oak research in the spotlight

The 11th annual Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) colloquium will be held Friday at the University of Victoria.

The 11th annual Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) colloquium will be held Friday at the University of Victoria.

This year’s colloquium, titled Blank Slate Restoration, will present the latest research and projects on establishing Garry oak meadow species on sites with lawns or bare ground and re-establishing extirpated GOE populations.

The colloquium is scheduled for Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Victoria Cadboro Commons.

The GOERT colloquium will bring together those who are planning or conducting research or restoration projects with interested professionals, lay persons and members of the public. Presenters will give brief descriptions of their studies and results to prompt discussion and to encourage co-ordination among interested parties.

The cost of the colloquium is $30 for an individual, $15 for a student and $50 for an organization, and includes lunch and refreshments. Registration also includes a membership to the GOERT society. Payment is by cash or cheques at the door, or by requesting an invoice. Those interested can register by sending their name and address to: assistant@goert.ca.