The islands and waters of Canada's Salish Sea will be a vibrant tapestry of culture and ecology where humans live and work in harmony with the natural world. A network of protected areas will preserve in perpetuity native species and natural systems of the islands. Engaged residents and conservation partners will work together to protect large natural areas and key wildlife habitat. Viable ecosystems will flourish alongside healthy island communities.
We're focusing our efforts on natural features in the islands most in need of protection.
Planning for Conservation
The Islands Trust Fund's work is guided by the Regional Conservation Plan, a science-based plan that identifies, prioritizes and plans for the protection of the best of the islands' natural spaces. We've created this plan to focus our efforts and resources on what's most urgently in need of protection.
At the end of 2017, our current plan expires. Over the next year we are reaching out to experts, local conservancies, the 37 First Nations with interests in the lands and waters in the Islands Trust Area and the public to develop a new ten year Regional Conservation Plan (2018-2027).
Check Our Progress
Measuring progress is crucial to any plan. To see how we achieved our goals in the 2011-2017 Regional Conservation Plan, read the 2017 Regional Conservation Plan Update.