Places Protected in the Islands
A Salt Spring Island resident registered this 0.3 hectare covenant on her property in the Reginald Hill area to ensure permanent protection of both its natural and cultural features. The landowner was motivated to protect her land after it became the permanent home of First Nations burial that needed to be relocated due to development in its original location. A reburial ceremony was held in 2011 and the owner promised to permanently protect the reburial site. Registering a conservation covenant on the land fulfills that promise and ensures it will be undisturbed, forever. The natural features of the land include a maturing mixed conifer and deciduous forest and rocky outcrops, where the goldenback fern grows.
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