Islands Trust Response to COVID-19

Islands Trust has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adjusting its operations to comply with provincial health officer safety guidelines and recommendations and by helping to communicate information to the public.

To learn more and to read our COVID-19 Safety Plan visit COVID-19 page.

Islands Trust Council Approves 2021/22 Budget

Thank you to all who provided feedback on Islands Trust Council’s 2021-22 budget proposal. Trust Council received all public feedback in the March 2021 Trust Council package prior to debating and approving the budget. Your input was heard and considered carefully when we made final decisions on the budget that will guide the coming year’s work.

This year, Islands Trust is grateful to have received a record $563,000 in grants in support of Islands Trust Conservancy’s work and the Regional Freshwater Sustainability project.

The approved operating and projects budget for 2021/22 is $9,059,919.

To learn more about the budget visit the Budget page.

30 Nature Reserves in 30 Years – The Heron Newsletter, Spring 2021

The Islands Trust Conservancy’s Spring 2021 Heron newsletter is special. It marks their 30th anniversary at the close of March – a milestone that we are proud to celebrate with you.

Please visit the Heron Newsletter page to read it. It includes stories from North Pender, Galiano, Gabriola, and Keats – remarkable glimpses into the lives of conservation superheroes, long-time staff, artists, and volunteers.

We have practical tips on fire preparedness (it’s NOT too early to start) and a graphic tour of your Islands Trust Conservancy from 1990 to today.

Please join us to celebrate 30 years living the preserve and protect mandate with passion.

Gambier and Keats Project Updates

Staff reports for three Gambier  projects were presented to the Gambier LTC at their April 1st business meeting.  Head to the Gambier projects page and check out the April 1, 2020 staff reports for the latest updates on these projects:

  • Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR) – Associated Islands (Bowyer, Anvil & Thormanby)
  • Gambier Island Official Community Plan Review
  • Keats Island Shoreline Protection (Phase 3)

Questions or comments regarding any of these project can be sent to trustees or staff at any time by emailing

Gambier LTC meeting – April 1, 2020

A recording of the April 1, 2020 Gambier Local Trust Committee meeting is now available.

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the live meeting or would simply like to see the trustees in action again, go to the meeting details page and click on “WATCH”.

See the related documents for a copy of the agenda package with staff reports, minutes from previous meetings and more.