Places Protected in the Islands

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Long-time Salt Spring Island resident Basil Franey considers himself a custodian of the land and felt protecting the ecologically significant, scenic and historic Isabella Point property was something he had to do.


Isabella Point Covenant is a beautiful coastal property of maturing mixed conifer and woodland forests with rocky open bluffs. The land includes Douglas-fir, cedar, maple and arbutus trees, and provides habitat for several species at risk, most notably the Peregrine Falcon and Band-tailed Pigeon. Scientists have also located the federally endangered Sharp-tailed Snake nearby. A conservation covenant, held by the Islands Trust Fund and the Salt Spring Island Conservancy, now protects 2.15 hectares of rugged shoreline, forest and moss-covered rocky bluffs from human development and habitat loss.

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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.

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Page last updated: 29/08/17
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