Coastal Douglas-fir Zone

Although it is one of the smallest of British Columbia's 14 ecological zones, the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone is home to some of the province's most interesting and diverse ecosystems. A mild climate has also given this area some of the province's rarest vegetation, which is seriously threatened by growing human settlement.

The Coastal Douglas-fir Zone covers a small area of B.C.'s south coast, including a band of lower elevation along southeastern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and a fringe of mainland along Georgia Strait. Victoria, Nanaimo and Powell River are major urban centres in the area.

Subzone/Variants in the CDF Zone - Tree Species Descriptions

Subzone Variant Overview (PDF files)
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Not yet available. As we reforest these areas, there is species information to come.