SPES staff and volunteers work year-round to understand and enhance the ecosystems in Stanley Park.
Through the creation of the State of the Park Report for the Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park (SOPEI), SPES identified gaps in ecological knowledge and created ongoing monitoring and mapping programs to evaluate indicators of environmental change in Stanley Park. The result is a comprehensive and credible basis for SPES conservation programs that empower the community to get involved in restoring and understanding Stanley Park.
We invite you to learn more about how we can maintain the ecological integrity of Stanley Park and other natural spaces: join our new year-long online series, “Caring for Natural Spaces in Urban Places.” Click here for more information about the series’ topics and guest presenters.
SPES’s Conservation Programs create positive impacts on the ecological integrity of Stanley Park through collaborative research and monitoring programs such as coastal waterbird surveys in the winter and bat surveys in the summer. Our hands-on stewardship activities, mainly habitat restoration and invasive species removal, support wildlife habitats and biodiversity.
Learn about current conservation projects in Stanley Park.
Conservation Means Education
SPES’s Conservation Programs also provide urban wildlife resources to improve the community’s knowledge of our wild neighbours. SPES’s reports, publications, and practical information are available on our website and include:
- Vancouver’s nesting eagles report
- Great Blue Heron colony reports
- Co-Existing with Coyotes program
- Urban wildlife information and tips
View a comprehensive list of SPES’s reports and ecological plans.
To volunteer with wildlife surveys, or to help with invasive species removal and habitat restoration, please contact email@example.com with a bit about yourself and how you would like to help SPES.