Restoration Plan for Hutchison Park
Hutchison Park has a diverse array of ecosystems that include a bog, wetland communities and Garry oak Quercus garryana Ecosystems (GOEs) (Saanich, 2006). As a Natural Park, it is dedicated to the preservation and protection of indigenous wilderness while allowing access for the enjoyment of the natural conditions without substantially harming them (Saanich, 2006).
The Park's GOEs include meadow, rock outcrop and woodland and have been heavily impacted by fragmentation, human use and invasive plant species (MacDonald, 2005). The biggest threat to the remaining ecosystems is the domination by many different types of invasive plant species, especially English ivy.