New Facility for Research and Education opens in Tofino Botanical Gardens
5 January 2007The Clayoquot Field Station is a dormitory-classroom facility located in the Tofino Botanical Gardens. The facility’s mission is to initiate, encourage and enable research, education and conversations that will help people to understand how to live in a place without diminishing it.
The Clayoquot Field Station (CFS) opened June 1st, 2006. Researchers and students are priority visitors at CFS, but the facility welcomes individual travelers and groups to stay in its hostel-style environment with an educational focus.
The Gardens and CFS are situated on a 12 acre waterfront property in Tofino, on Vancouver Island, BC. The property is adjacent to an 80-acre forest preserve, the waterfront looks onto the 5000-acre Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area, and all of this is within the 850,000-acre UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve. Add these features to the property’s gardens, trails and the old-growth rainforest, and it’s easy to see how this location provides an ideal setting for research and education in the region.
The Gardens and CFS are operated by the non-profit Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s temperate rainforests.
For more information, or to contact the Clayoquot Field Station for reservations inquiries, call (250) 725-1220 or visit www.tofinobotanicalgardens.com. Ask about “Clayoquot 101”, the Foundation’s feature educational program.