Our Publications

We hope these publications help you discover more about conservation and stewardship in the islands and how you can become involved.

New Arrivals



New! The Heron, Summer 2017 [PDF]

Learn about the latest conservation successes and our ongoing projects.



McFadden Creek Nature Sanctuary Property Management Plan [PDF]

The McFadden Creek Nature Sanctuary on Salt Spring Island is a 5.09 hectare property on Salt Spring Island. The sanctuary protects a forest of western re-cedar and Douglas-fir, as well as large cottonwood, big-leaf maple and trembling aspen trees. Threespine stickleback and coastal cutthroat trout are present in McFadden Creek.

The management plan for McFadden Creek Nature Sanctuary prioritizes protection of the unique ecology of the property in order to support a diverse range of native plants and animals. The sanctuary is closed to the public.



Lasqueti Island - Conserving this Special Place [PDF]

Lasqueti Island is a very special place to its residents and visitors alike. We've produced a brochure with the Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy (LINC) that details how you can help conserve the natural features of this unspoiled island paradise in the Salish Sea.  


Our Annual Report
Islands Trust Fund's annual report is a section in the Islands Trust's annual report.  Click here to see Islands Trust's annual reports.
Our Strategic Planning
       •   A Plan for Conservation: Working Together to Protect the Salish Sea  [PDF]
       •   2011-2015 Regional Conservation Plan [PDF]
       •   2015 Regional Conservation Plan Update [PDF]
       •   Islands Trust Fund Board Five-Year Plan (2013-2017) [PDF]
       •   Securement Strategy (2017-2027) [PDF]
       •   Property Management Strategy [PDF]
Our Newsletter - The Heron
       •   2016-2017 Winter edition [PDF]
       •   2015-2016 Winter edition [PDF]
       •   2014-2015 Winter edition [PDF]
       •   2013 Winter edition [PDF]
       •   2013 Summer edition [PDF]
       •   2012 Spring edition [PDF]
       •   2011 Spring/Summer edition [PDF]
       •   2010 Spring edition [PDF]
       •   2009 Winter edition [PDF]
       •   2009 Fall edition [PDF]
How to Protect Land with the Islands Trust Fund
       •   Conservation Covenants [PDF]
       •   NAPTEP (the Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program) [PDF]
Scientific Studies
       •   Carbon and Biodiversity Mapping and Assessment for the Islands Trust Area [PDF]
       •   2012-13 Nearshore Eelgrass Inventory [PDF]
       •   Forage Fish Habitat Suitability Assessment - Thetis, Hornby, Denman [PDF]
       •   Forage Fish Habitat Suitability Assessment - North and South Pender [PDF]
       •   Forage Fish Habitat Suitability Assessment - Galiano [PDF]
       •   Forage Fish Habitat Suitability Assessment - Lasqueti [PDF]
       •   Forage Fish Habitat Suitability Assessment - Salt Spring and Wallace [PDF]
       •   Forage Fish Habitat Suitability Assessment - Valdes [PDF]
 Nature Reserve Management Plans
       •   Brigade Bay Bluffs & Long Bay Creek Wetland Nature Reserves, Gambier Island [PDF]
       •   Burren's Acres Nature Reserve, Gabriola Island [PDF]
       •   Coats Millstone Nature Reserve, Gabriola Island [PDF]
       •   Cyril Cunningham Nature Reserve, Salt Spring Island [PDF]
       •   David Otter Nature Reserve, Bowen Island [PDF]
       •   Deep Ridge Nature Reserve, Salt Spring Island [PDF]
       •   Elder Cedar Nature Reserve, Gabriola Island [PDF]
       •   Fairy Fen Nature Reserve, Bowen Island [PDF]
       •   Horton Bayviary Nature Reserve, Mayne Island [PDF]
       •   Inner Island Nature Reserve, Denman Island [PDF]
       •   John Osland Nature Reserve, Lasqueti Island [PDF]
       •   Kwel Nature Reserve, Lasqueti Island [PDF]
       •   Lindsay Dickson Nature Reserve, Denman Island [PDF]
       •   Lower Mt. Erskine Nature Reserve, Salt Spring Island [PDF]
       •   McFadden Creek Nature Santuary, Salt Spring Island [PDF]
       •   Medicine Beach Nature Sanctuary, North Pender Island [PDF]
       •   Morrison Marsh Nature Reserve, Denman Island [PDF]
       •   Mt. Artaban Nature Reserve, Gambier Island [PDF]
       •   Mt. Trematon Nature Reserve, Lasqueti Island [PDF]
       •   Ruby Alton Nature Reserve, Salt Spring Island [PDF]
       •   Singing Woods Nature Reserve, Bowen Island [PDF]
       •   Trincomali Nature Sanctuary, Galiano Island [PDF]
       •   Vanilla Leaf Land (DL 58) Nature Reserve, Galiano Island [PDF]


Conservation Success Story: Steil's Woods Covenant

After more than 50 years immersed in the hustle and bustle of the lower mainland, Sara and Richard Steil now enjoy a quieter life surrounded by natural habitat they protected with a conservation covenant.

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Page last updated: 17/08/17
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