Places Protected in the Islands
Keith and Sylvia Pincott recognize the importance of caring for wildlife habitat at home. Their property on North Pender Island acts as a haven for over 55 species of birds, with over 20 species nesting each spring. Wildflowers and ferns flourish on the mossy slopes and several veteran Garry oak and arbutus trees provide rare habitat.
With the help of the Nancy Waxler-Morrison Biodiversity Protection Fund administered by the Pender Islands Conservancy Association, the Pincott's protected a portion of their property with a conservation covenant. The covenant protects endangered plant communities found in the Pincott's forest, as well as the wildlife trees and snags where vulnerable species like the Band-tailed Pigeon and Western Screech Owl can be found. The Pincott's donated their covenant through the Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program, allowing them to reduce their annual property taxes in exchange for protecting natural habitat on their land.
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