A plan for the future that communities can embrace

Our Vision and Plan

Our Vision

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.  

Our Priorities

We're focusing our efforts on natural features in the islands most in need of protection.

 Sensitive Ecosystems  Representative Ecosystems At-Risk Species 
Sensitive Ecosystems
Representative ecosystems At-risk species and ecosystems 
Connectivity  Nearshore   Islets
Connectivity and buffers

Nearshore zone areas Islets and small islands

Our Plan

In partnership with other local conservancies, we've created a plan to help us protect the natural beauty of these islands. The Regional Conservation Plan sets these long-term goals for the Islands Trust Fund:

  • Secure core conservation areas;
  • Find ways to protect biodiversity priorities on working landscapes;
  • Conserve marine ecosystems and habitats;
  • Help local governments prioritize biodiversity in local planning;
  • Promote community participation in conservation; and
  • Support and enhance the work of our partners.

We all have a role to play in preserving the rare and beautiful ecosystems of the islands. The Islands Trust Fund is working with you -  island landowners, visitors, conservancies and government  to preserve the island landscapes you love.


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: 10/02/16
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