Climate Change

In March 2019, the Islands Trust Council declared a climate change emergency, committing to take urgent and fair climate action.

What We Are Doing

  • Updating the Islands Trust Policy Statement to more effectively address climate change
  • Implementing a Freshwater Sustainability Strategy
  • Mapping eelgrass beds throughout the Trust Area
  • Working with First Nations and Cultural Knowledge Holders
  • Protecting species and ecosystems at risk
  • Wetlands restoration to enhance and expand habitat for at-risk species
  • Implementing land conservation strategies that consider climate change impacts
  • Undertaking landowner stewardship education

Local Priorities

All local trust committees and Bowen Island Municipality have official community plan policies addressing climate change and have greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and may also have forest protection projects underway. Learn more