"The islands are famous for their tranquil, beautiful scenery,
abundant wildlife, and a sense of the past. Conserving these
qualities on your property can not only give you pleasure, but will
protect the value of your investment and bring you closer to your
land and community."
A Place in the Islands, 2007
New to the islands?
Every year, the unique nature of island communities in the
Salish Sea attracts new residents seeking their own special
place. Whether you are a newcomer or seeking a renewed
understanding of how to become the best steward for your land, the
award winning publication A Place in the Islands [PDF - 3.6 MB] is for
This publication was produced by the Islands Trust, the Islands
Trust Fund and the San Juan Preservation Trust, with funding from
the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and
the R. Bruce Bedell Conservation Fund of Washington
If you have an island address, please ask for your free copy by
by calling 250-405-5151 or by visiting one of our three
What can I do?
Are you interested in gardening with native species, rainwater
harvesting, protecting against invasive species, or caring for
sensitive ecosystems and endangered species?
The Islands Trust Fund can help you explore these ways to
protect your land, and more.
local conservancy is also an invaluable community resource to
get involved in caring for your land.