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

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, 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).

NEW! The draft 2018-2027 Regional Conservation Plan can be viewed here. Comments or feedback on the draft plan are welcome until November 30, 2017 at itfmail@islandstrust.bc.ca


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.

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: 10/11/17
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