Places Protected in the Islands
Winter Wren Wood protects large old Douglas-firs, marshy wetland areas, and a collection of provincially-listed at-risk plants, such as quillwort and heath. The protected area boasts a short trail and raised walkway over the marsh. A short bike-ride from the local school, Winter Wren Wood offers students an exciting outdoor classroom away from textbooks and chalkboards.
The Denman Conservancy Association purchased Winter Wren Wood in 2000. The property provides a forested buffer to Chickadee Lake, the island's largest freshwater lake. In 2002, the Conservancy asked the Islands Trust Conservancy to hold a conservation covenant on Winter Wren Wood, adding a second layer of permanent protection for the property. The Islands Trust Conservancy monitors the property annually and works with the Conservancy to make sure the biodiversity values of Winter Wren Wood remain for the future.
The Steils and the 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.
Page last updated: 31/07/18