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Fairyslipper Forest Protected as Thetis Island's First Publicly Accessible Nature Reserve

New protected area coming to B.C.'s Thetis Island

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Denman Island Conservation Covenant Protects Butterfly Habitat

Critical habitat for federally endangered Taylor's Checkerspot butterfly is now permanently protected

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Isabella Point on Salt Spring Island Now Permanently Protected

Salt Spring Island resident donates covenant for conservation.

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Moore Hill Protected as a Nature Reserve

A unique unspoiled waterfront forest on the east coast of Thetis Island is now permanently protected.

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Fairyslipper Forest Campaign Welcomes Matching Funds to Meet Deadline

A fundraising campaign to acquire Fairyslipper Forest on Thetis Island has received a much needed boost. An anonymous donor recently pledged to match donations up to $40,000. Once matched, this gift will help meet the impending campaign goal of 50 percent needed by the end of June 2016.

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North Pender Couple Protects Rare Ecosystems on Waterfront Property

Ann and Michael Philpot have permanently protected the natural ecosystems of their Wallace Point property through a conservation covenant with the Islands Trust Fund.

The Wallace Point covenant is North Pender Island’s eighth Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program (NAPTEP) covenant. With the addition of the Philpot’s 1.63 hectare covenant on Wallace Point, there are now 7.2 hectares of land protected by NAPTEP covenants on North Pender Island.

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Give the Gift of Nature - Help Save Fairyslipper Forest

At this time of year, many people want to give gifts to friends, family and colleague, but struggle to find gifts with meaning. Symbolic gifts can be a great fit, especially when you can support a local cause close to the heart of the recipient. This year you can give a gift of Coastal Douglas-fir forest!

Through to December 23rd, Islands Trust Fund will send e-card notifications for donations made as symbolic gifts. Funds raised will go towards acquiring Fairyslipper Forest as a nature reserve. Tax receipts will be issued for gifts over $20.
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Rare Forest on Lasqueti Island Permanently Protected

The mature coastal Douglas-fir forest on the John Osland Nature Reserve on Lasqueti Island is now officially protected by the Islands Trust Fund and its partners, the Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy (LINC) and the Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT).
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The Heron Newsletter

The Heron, Summer 2017

Celebrate conservation achievements in our region, catch up on our current projects, and learn how you can be involved with stories from the Heron: a newsletter of the Islands Trust Fund.

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Conservation Success Stories

Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes we protect and the people who made it happen. Read more


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Conservation Success Stories: The Kikuchis and Frog Song Forest

Arthur Kikuchi honoured his parents and his family's future generations by using his inheritance to purchase and protect a wetland and forest on North Pender Island.

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