Places Protected in the Islands
The Stanley Point covenants are five stunning protected areas that along with Oscar's Landing Covenant, Woodwinds Covenant, and George Hill Park, make up a local conservation network on the north end of the Pender Islands. All five properties were protected by Marilynn King. Combined, the five covenants protect 3.8 hectares of land. Old-growth Douglas-firs still stand tall over the properties despite Pender's logging history. The secluded cliffs and waterside boulders create safe sanctuaries for nesting birds and river otters. Band-tailed Pigeons, Western Screech Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers forage in the protected areas' forest and wildflowers bloom in the spring and summer on the herbaceous meadows.
All five conservation covenants are co-held by the Islands Trust Fund and Pender Islands Conservancy Association. Two of the covenants were donated through the Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program.
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