What is The Nature Trust of British Columbia?
The Nature Trust of British Columbia is a charitable non-profit land conservation organization (Charitable #10808 9863 RR0001).
A leader in protecting BC’s natural diversity of plants and animals, The Nature Trust along with our partners has invested more than $80 million to secure more than 70,000 hectares (175,000 acres) of critical habitat throughout British Columbia.
When did The Nature Trust start?
The Nature Trust of BC was established in 1971 when the Federal government provided a $4.5 million grant in recognition of BC’s centennial. The organization was originally called the National Second Century Fund of Canada and was later renamed The Nature Trust of British Columbia (March 12, 1984).
Why do we need to conserve BC?
British Columbia is the most biologically diverse province in Canada. Over 70% of all Canada’s plants and animals live in the province of BC. Over 1300 animal and plant species in BC are identified as endangered (red) or threatened (blue).
How does The Nature Trust differ from other conservation organizations in BC?
The Nature Trust of British Columbia focuses on land conservation in BC. We work in partnership with individual donors, foundations, corporations and various levels of government to accomplish our goals under the guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors. We are based in BC, and all our funding stays in BC. We are a non-profit, non-advocacy group that seeks a balance between sustaining our environment and sustaining our economy.
The organization carries no debt and no mortgages and undertakes yearly audits. An investment and finance board committee establishes policies and reviews quarterly performances.
How can I help?
Individuals or groups are welcome to make tax deductible donations to The Nature Trust of BC. If you would like more information about donating, future gifts or eco gifts you are welcome to contact our office at 604-924-9771 or toll free at 1-866-288-7878 or visit Giving.
Donations can be made to:
The Nature Trust of BC,
#260-1000 Roosevelt Crescent
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3R4