Places Protected in the Islands
Biologists believe Great Blue Herons, a species at risk in B.C., abandon their nests when loud or unusual noises occur within a critical distance of one kilometer of their rookeries. The Where Ere You Walk Covenant protects a wooded lot within that one kilometer buffer of the former McFadden Creek heron rookery on Salt Spring Island. The trees here offer a quiet sanctuary to visiting herons. McFadden Creek runs through the property.
This property was protected in 2002 by the landowner who was keen to see the trees and creek watershed protected for the benefit of the species that live here.
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