səmiq̓ʷəʔelə Environment


Trees & vegetation

semiq̓ʷəʔelə has many at-risk ecosystem types. In the early 1900s, the entire site was logged and regraded, making it vulnerable to invasive plants. Treatment for invasive plants and noxious weeds is ongoing to ensure ecosystem health.

səmiq̓ʷəʔelə is also home to a diverse collection of trees planted in the early 20th century. BC Housing is committed to preserving the health of these trees and recently developed a Tree and Plant Protection Specification.


səmiq̓ʷeʔelə’s open streams and wetlands attract waterfowl, great blue herons and many other birds. The open grassy areas provide habitat for field mice, which attract birds of prey. Occasionally bears and large cats visit səmiq̓ʷeʔelə, so we encourage visitors to read up on safely coexisting with wildlife.


Several streams and other watercourses flow through semiq̓ʷəʔelə including two in the southern portion of the site that are home and habitat for juvenile trout and salmonids. Learn more about BC Housing’s recent Davidson Creek habitat restoration work.

səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview Tree Survey