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Ecologists say Little D'Arcy Island is possibly one of the most pristine and biologically diverse islands in the region.  Graduate students from the University of British Columbia have conducted intensive studies on the island because its coastal bluffs and woodland contain some of the highest levels of  species richness of all the small islands.  This rare coastal jewel can tell us much about unique island ecosystems.

Phil and Mary Middleton enlisted the help of the Islands Trust Fund to register a covenant on this island in 2006, protecting 95% of their eight hectare island.    The property has an interesting history spanning from early First Nations use to a former holding facility for Chinese immigrants afflicted with leprosy from 1907 to 1912.  Throughout that history, the ecosystems of Little D'Arcy Island remained healthy and vibrant.  Now protected, this habitat will continue to flourish long into the future. 

This covenant came to the Trust Fund Board through the Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program.

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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: 10/02/16
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