Places Protected in the Islands
This protected area features woodlands of Garry oak, arbutus and oceanspray standing high over the waters of Fulford Harbour. Oda Nowrath and Cordula Vogt donated their property to the Salt Spring Island Conservancy in 2003, naming it the Andreas Vogt Nature Reserve. Shortly after acquiring the property, the Conservancy asked the Islands Trust Fund to hold a conservation covenant on it, adding a second layer of permanent protection for the property. The Islands Trust Fund monitors the property annually and works with the Conservancy to make sure the biodiversity values of the Andreas Vogt Nature Reserve remain for the future.
Visitors to the nature reserve are greeted with beautiful views of Mounts Maxwell, Tuam, Bruce and Sullivan, as well as vistas of the other Gulf Islands. Small marsh wetland complexes scattered across the property provide sanctuary for a diversity of species of amphibians and birds.
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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