Visiting our Protected Places
Ecosystem protection is our top priority
||The Islands Trust Fund manages more
than 20 nature reserves on the islands of the Salish Sea. Our
priority for those sites is to protect their sensitive ecosystems,
natural processes and scenic beauty. Our intent is to retain
the natural character of our nature reserves by limiting human
Please reduce your impact
||Where trails exist, they tend to be
footpaths. Please remain on the trails to reduce damaging
vegetation. We ask visitors to refrain from camping, cycling
or using motorized vehicles. Pets must be controlled to
reduce impacts to wildlife. Please only take photographs and
memories, and leave only footprints.
Closed areas protect sensitive areas
Some sections of nature reserves are especially sensitive to
trampling and disturbance, such as bird breeding sites or delicate
rocky outcrops with native flowers. Please respect signs or
fences that close these areas. Looking from a distance helps
us maintain these ecosystems for the future.
Arthur Kikuchi honoured his parents and his family's future
generations by using his inheritance to purchase and protect a
wetland and forest on North Pender Island.
Page last updated: 10/02/16