Mapping spawning habitat on island beaches
North Pender couple protects ecosystems on unique waterfront property
Fairyslipper Forest - the final year of the campaign!
Moore Hill protected as a nature reserve

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Current Issue

New! The Heron, Winter 2016-2017
Highlights: Hornby Island conservation covenant; Clam Bay conservation covenant;  Fairyslipper Forest Nature Reserve campaign; managing protected areas with partners, the humpback comeback and Giving Tuesday.
Read the latest issue [PDF]


The Heron, Winter 2015-2016
Highlights: Bats on Thetis Island; Pender Island Landowners protect Wallace Point through NAPTEP; how we can help you protect your land; Biodiverse and rare: Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems; and much more! 
Read the Winter 2015-2016 issue [PDF]

Heron Winter 2014-2015

The Heron, Winter 2014-2015 
Highlights: first community nature reserve on Thetis Island; Morrison Waxler Biodiversity Protection Legacy Fund; how we can help you protect your land; Islands Trust Area forests are significant carbon sinks; and much more! 
Read the Winter 2014-2015 issue [PDF]

Heron 2013 Wide

The Heron, Summer 2013
Highlights: new nature reserve on Galiano completes 500 hectare conservation area; call to action for Brooks Point; on the lookout for eelgrass meadows. 
Read the Summer 2013 issue [PDF]

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The Heron, Winter 2013
Highlights: landowner donates nature reserve while retaining home through Section 99; Hornby Island's first NAPTEP covenant treads new path for working landscapes; islanders protect rare Nighthawk habitat; Metro Vancouver to consider NAPTEP for islands. 
Read the Winter 2013 issue [PDF]

Heron 2012s

The Heron, Spring 2012
Highlights: islander protects 64-hectare property with donation; help needed bringing tax exemption program to Bowen; your donations help save Galiano waterfront; North Pender restoration efforts rewarded with wildflowers; False Bay Elementary students restore protected area on Lasqueti. 
Read the Spring 2012 issue [PDF]

Heron 2011 The Heron, Spring 2011
Highlights: a new conservation plan for the islands; one family's motivation to protect their land; new nature reserve protects a landscape that sparked a young girl's imagination; new tax exemption program on Lasqueti; donations to the Opportunity Fund support campaigns to protect three island properties. 
Read the Spring 2011 issue [PDF]
Heron 2010 The Heron, Spring 2010
Highlights: 20 years of collaboration for island conservation; live auction raises thousands for island conservancies; Gabriola and Galiano landowners protect vital wildlife habitat; new tax exemption program on Denman and Hornby; subdividing for nature with Section 99. Read the Spring 2010 issue [PDF]
Heron 2009f The Heron, Fall 2009
Highlights: individuals making a difference through NAPTEP; staying true to Ruby's legacy; invitations to community open houses to review new ecosystem mapping; celebratign the new Mount Artaban Nature Reserve. 
Read the Fall 2009 issue [PDF]
Heron 2009w The Heron, Winter 2009
Highlights: 15% of the Islands Trust Area now protected; watershed residents play important role in protecting nature sanctuary; crown land acquisition program permanently protects 107 hectares on Gambier Island; property tax exemption program expands to Gabriola and Thetis. 
Read the Winter 2009 issue [PDF]


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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