Places Protected in the Islands
Developer Ian Ralston protected the forested bluffs on northeast
Thetis Island with a conservation covenant in 2005. Although
not a requirement of a subdivision, Mr. Ralston donated the
covenant at the same time as he was developing the Meadow Valley
Subdivision, permanently protecting the natural habitat on the
development's common property.
The steep hillside holds small groves of arbutus and mature
Douglas-fir. Honeysuckle and other plants typical of the dry
coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems grow there. The covenant area
also preserves a forested corridor along Pilkey Point Road,
maintaining this scenic rural road.
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