Nanaimo’s Flowering Jewel

Behind the Fight to Protect Harewood Plains


Just south of VIU lies Harewood Plains—a small, but mostly intact slice of a Garry Oak meadow ecosystem that is home to some of Canada’s most endangered plant species. Currently, it is under threat from development. Join Nav Videographer Ben as he explores the Plains and the fight for its future.

Ben is a fourth-year Digital Media Studies student. Though his work as a videographer covers a variety of topics, he is particularly passionate about telling stories that focus on the natural world. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, baking, recording music, reading nature books, and looking for birds. This year, Ben has a new obsession: transit.

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