Naturally, our affiliation with the Islands Trust - the region's local planning authority - gives the Islands Trust Fund the benefit of a close working relationship with policy makers at both the local and regional level. Working with our conservation partners, we promote the recognition of biodiversity priorities in public policy and land use planning. We work with all levels of government to achieve common goals - conservation of ecosystem services and wildlife habitat for the benefit of islanders and all British Columbians. Our government partners include:
The Islands Trust Fund recognizes that First Nations have lived, travelled, and harvested in and around the islands and waters of this region for millennia. Some Islands Trust Fund nature reserves have historical and cultural significance for First Nations people, and we make every effort to ensure cultural features are protected. The Islands Trust Fund consults First Nations communities regarding management of our protected lands and welcomes the opportunity to partner with the region's First Nations in conserving the ecosystems of the islands.