List of Protected Places

Over the past 30 years, Islands Trust Conservancy, together with partnering local conservancies and landowners, has protected land with 31 nature reserves and 76 conservation covenants.

Conservation covenants are legally binding conservation restrictions placed on land voluntarily by land owners – these lands continue to be privately owned and are not open to the public. Nature reserves are properties fully owned by Islands Trust Conservancy. We welcome visitors and ask that you please tread softly on the land. Visiting is restricted to 22 of the 31 nature reserves on the islands of the Salish Sea.

An interactive map and information about the Islands Trust Conservancy Protected Places is available here.

Below is a list of Islands Trust Conservancy protected places.

Links are provided to view nature reserve management plans.

Old mossy trees and winding forest path

Ballenas-Winchelsea

  • South Winchelsea Island Conservation Covenant

Bowen Island

D’Arcy Island

  • Little D’Arcy Island NAPTEP Covenant

Denman Island

Gabriola and Link Islands

Galiano Island

  • Barrineau NAPTEP Covenant
  • Cable Bay Conservation Covenant
  • Finlay Lake Conservation Covenant
  • Great Beaver Swamp Conservation Covenant
  • Green Frog Farm Conservation Covenant
  • Laughlin Lake Nature Reserve and Covenant
  • Longini Conservation Covenant
  • Retreat Island Conservation Covenant
  • Trincomali Nature Sanctuary
  • Vanilla Leaf Land Nature Reserve
  • Westbourne NAPTEP Covenant

Gambier Island

Hornby Island

  • Fischer Covenant
  • Myra Powers NAPTEP Covenant

Keats Island

  • Sandy Beach Nature Reserve

Lasqueti Island

Mayne Island

North Pender Island

  • Clam Bay Farms Conservation Covenant
  • Cottonwood Creek Conservation Covenant
  • Dennis Conservation Covenant
  • E,HO, (Medicine Beach) Nature Sanctuary
  • Frog Song Forest Conservation Covenant
  • Garry Oaks NAPTEP Covenant
  • Ledingham Conservation Covenant
  • Lisa Baile Nature Reserve
  • Nighthawk Hill NAPTEP Covenant
  • Oscar’s Landing NAPTEP Covenant
  • Sharp-tailed Snake Conservation Covenant
  • Stanley Point Conservation Covenants
  • Steil’s Woods NAPTEP Covenant
  • Wallace Point NAPTEP Covenant
  • Woodwinds NAPTEP Covenant

Salt Spring Island

  • Arthur Lineham NAPTEP Covenant
  • Cyril Cunningham Nature Reserve and Covenant
  • Deep Ridge Nature Reserve
  • Frog Haven NAPTEP Covenant
  • Goldenback Fern Conservation Covenant
  • Isabella Point Covenant
  • Keough Conservation Covenant
  • Leader NAPTEP Covenant
  • Lot 31 Conservation Covenant
  • Lower Mt. Erskine Nature Reserve
  • Manzanita Ridge Conservation Covenant
  • McFadden Creek Nature Sanctuary
  • Mt. Tuam Conservation Covenant
  • My Whim NAPTEP Covenant
  • Old Divide NAPTEP Covenant
  • Owls Call NAPTEP Covenant
  • Polden NAPTEP Covenant
  • Richardson NAPTEP Covenant
  • Ruby Alton Nature Reserve
  • Ruffed Grouse Conservation Covenants
  • Scott Conservation Covenant
  • Shacum Conservation Covenant
  • Tate Conservation Covenant
  • Vogt Conservation Covenant
  • Walter Bay NAPTEP Covenant
  • Where ere You Walk Conservation Covenant
  • Wennanec NAPTEP Covenant

Saturna Island

  • Floating Cattails Marsh Conservation Covenant
  • Old Point Farm Conservation Covenant
  • Strand-Dohan Conservation Covenant

Sidney Island

  • Burnt Snag Conservation Covenant
  • Dragonfly Pond Conservation Covenant
  • Kingfisher Pond Conservation Covenant
  • Sandbanks Conservation Covenant
  • Sunrise Conservation Covenant
  • Treetop Conservation Covenant
  • Windthrow Conservation Covenant
  • Woodpecker Pond Conservation Covenant

South Pender Island

  • Brooks Point Conservation Covenant
  • Enchanted Forest Conservation Covenant

Thetis Island