Places Protected in the Islands
In 2003, Barrie and Nancy Morrison covenanted their land, protecting a seasonal creek, upland forests and rocky outcrops. The protected area includes a forested riparian wetland with black cottonwood, an uncommon tree in the southern Gulf Islands. The property also protects sharp-tailed snake habitat, an endangered species in B.C.
In 2005, after purchasing an adjacent lot, the Morrison's expanded their covenant to include the second property. The Morrison's recognized that landscapes constantly change as ecosystems grow and adapt, and their long term goal is to create an everlasting oasis of natural habitat for local wildlife. The covenant is co-held by the Islands Trust Fund and Pender Islands Conservancy Association.
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: 10/02/16