Islands Trust Conservancy nature reserves have detailed management plans. These outline environmental features and value of property, management issues, management strategies for the long-term protection of environmental values, cultural attributes, and natural character of the site. These include a historical review and donor intent when applicable.
For example, the previous landowners of the Horton Bayviary Nature Reserve on Mayne Island were particularly interested in preserving and protecting habitat for birds. Islands Trust Conservancy worked with the American Land Conservancy to ensure that the landowner’s wishes could be met.