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Reports and Publications

In this section you can find organizational reports, annual reports and audited financial statements, as well as special project reports or publications created or requested by Trust Council and committees.

A Newcomer's Guide to Life on the Islands

"A Place In The Islands" is an award-winning publication (PDF - 3 MB), produced to provide information to people who are new to living in the Islands Trust Area and the San Juan Islands and to generate awareness of the benefits and challenges of living on an island in this special part of the world. More...

Information for Visitors

Art posters/rack cards with conservation message for visitors to the Islands Trust Area are available free of charge to businesses and locations frequented by visitors, and to all island residents.  Would you like a poster/rack cards to display?

Heritage Buildings

Island Heritage Buildings published by the Islands Trust in 1987, features a selection of settler heritage buildings in the Trust Area.

Protecting the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone

An Islands Trust Toolkit, laying out the essential steps to protect the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone and associated ecosystems in the Islands Trust Area. These lush and magnificent forests are the most visual indicator of the Trust's success in achieving its mandate to preserve and protect the environment. 

Strategic Plan

Each new term requires Council to make choices about where to invest time and money in Trust Area-wide projects to best achieve its legislated mandate. Here is the  2014-2018 Adopted Strategic Plan.   

Policy Statement

The Policy Statement is a document which lays the foundation for all the principles, decisions and policies for preserving and protecting the unique amenities and environment of the Islands Trust Area.  Trust Council has a goal to review its policy statement every five years, subject to priorities and budget.

BC Ferries Advocacy 

In a coastal province, affordable ferry service is as necessary as affordable public transit or affordable highway systems in the land-based part of the province.  Guided by our Policy Statement, the Islands Trust actively advocates on behalf of island communities about BC Ferries' fares and services.

Public Opinion Surveys 

Survey on Public Attitudes Towards BC's Gulf Islands (2011)

Opinion Survey - Islands Trust Area (2005) 

Islands Trust Report:  Exploring Food Security in the Islands Trust Area

This report is about planning tools and actions that can be used to strengthen our local food system. It provides an overview of food system planning, relevant legislation, local challenges, opportunities and policy tools which can guide food security in land use policy and community development.

Crown Land in the Islands Trust Area

In 2001, the Islands Trust Council initiated the Crown Land Study to prepare Vacant Crown Land Profiles for islands throughout the Trust Area. Over the subsequent decade, as time allowed, staff completed profiles for Denman, Galiano, Hornby, Salt Spring and Valdes Islands.  

Statistics and Trends in the Islands Trust Area 

Indicator Program

Interested in other reports and publications?

More information for property owners - from a guide to environmentally friendly building to changing your lot line or applying for a variance - is available here:  Visit our Reading Room

For reports relating to a particular island, please visit the Local Trust Committee's page. 

For a complete list of reports, please contact:

Jas Chonk
Legislative Services Clerk
(250) 405-5164

Page last updated: 12/04/19
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