Facilitating the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems at risk on BC’s South Coast

Coastal western hemlock  ("CWH") is mainly found on the west side of the Cascades and coastal mountains along BC's coast. The Georgia Depression and uplands of the Fraser Lowlands are dominated by this community. The Mountain Hemlock zone is usually the subalpine zone found above "CWH". While coastal western hemlock as a species is widely distributed, within the biogeoclimatic zone it represents, there are a number of rare ecological communities on the South Coast. Four of these are red-listed (threatened/endangered) and nine are blue-listed (special concern) including: western hemlock / queen's cup, western hemlock - western redcedar / deer fern, western hemlock - amabilis fir / deer fern , western hemlock / flat-moss,

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