Western screech owl at Fairy Creek, Sept. 9, 2021. Photo by Royann Petrell

Fairy Creek’s threatened biodiversity the subject of upcoming presentation in Comox

Two local scientists will be speaking in Comox regarding Fairy Creek’s (Ada’itsx) threatened biodiversity.

On Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church (250 Beach Ave., Comox), Dr. John Neilson and Dr. Royan Petrell, will provide the latest information surrounding the topic.

Dr. John Neilson, a recognized fisheries scientist will take those in attendance on a virtual tour of the woods surrounding the Fairy Creek area.

Dr. Royann Petrell, a UBC professor, will draw listeners’ attention to the threatened western screech owls and their habitat at Fairy Creek.

This not-to-be-missed event is supported by local community organization, Save Our Forests Team Comox Valley (SOFT), a grassroots group created to share information about forestry practices and the state of forests in B.C., and on Vancouver Island. The group’s current focus is to preserve the precious little remaining old-growth forests on Vancouver Island and to encourage citizens to take action that will contribute to these ecosystems being saved.