Islands Trust Conservancy’s work is guided by the Regional Conservation Plan, a science-based and community informed plan that identifies, prioritizes and plans for the protection of the islands’ natural spaces. We develop conservation plans to focus our efforts and resources on what’s most urgently in need of protection.
Based on ecosystem values, threats, and current levels of conservation, Islands Trust Conservancy is focusing outreach programs primarily on:
- Lasqueti Island
- Salt Spring Island
- Thetis Island
Of secondary focus are:
- Gabriola Island
- Galiano Island
- Gambier Island
There are lands with high conservation values on all the islands, and Islands Trust will continue to evaluate conservation proposals for securing land according to ecological value and feasibility.
- Islands Trust Conservancy Regional Conservation Plan (2018-2027) describes the Islands Trust Area in context with the region ecologically and culturally. The plan includes details on land status and land use, current ecosystems, protected areas and changes to the landscape over the last ten years, and sets goals and areas of focus for the decade.
- A Summary of the Regional Conservation Plan (2018-2027) gives an overview of the goals without the depth of detail.
Ecosystem Protection Specialist