Saturna Island Local Trust Area is located 27 km east of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, has a 2011 census population of 335 and covers an area of 3,570 ha. The Saturna Island Local Trust Area is home to some of the rarest ecosystems in the world. To learn about the conservation status of the Saturna Island Local Trust Area, view the island profile.
The planner for Saturna Island is Gary Richardson.
Saturna Island Local Trust Committee News
October 24, 2019 | Local Trust Committee - Meeting Update
Saturna LTC held a regular business meeting on October 24. Items discussed included: CRD presentation on internet connectivity, an application for subdivision in the ALR, Bylaw enforcement ticketing bylaw, climate change and mitigation strategies, and proposed cell tower antenna review strategy. Amending the zoning of the National Park Reserve was made a project priority and the 2020 LTC meeting schedule was adopted.
August 15, 2019 | Special Meeting @ The Community Hall 6:30 p.m.
The Saturna Local Trust Committee is having a special meeting Re: Southern Resident Orca Recovery Plan.
For more information click here to see the notice.
July 18, 2019 | LTC Meeting Update
The Saturna Local Trust Committee met on July 18, 2019. Bylaw 127 to implement guidelines for the issuance of Commercial Vacation Rentals advanced and will now be going to the Executive Committee of the Islands Trust and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for approval. The First Nations Relationship project charter was endorsed and the project will now proceed within the scope of the charter. Bylaw 126, a bylaw to transfer subdivision density from one lot to another, was adopted. A standing resolution regarding Southern Resident Killer whales was passed. The meeting ran overtime so some items of business items will be put on the October 24, 2019 agenda.
Saturna Island Local Trust Committee Projects & Initiatives
Local trust committees set their priorities and manage their community planning projects using a work program. Top priority projects on the LTC's work program have resources in place, or resources which will be soon available. Projects may be significant and long term, such as an Official Community Plan Review, or relatively minor, such as an amendment to a regulation in a Land Use Bylaw. For more information on current projects. Read more >>