Overview

The Nature Trust of BC’s mandate is to:

  1. Acquire habitats of high biodiversity values and at greatest risk of being lost; and
  2. Manage conservation lands as part of landscapes to ensure ecosystem resilience and connectivity.

Approximately 6% of the land base in British Columbia is privately owned. However as illustrated through the findings in Taking Nature’s Pulse: The Status of Biodiversity in British Columbia there is a disproportionate number of species and ecosystems at risk in the low elevation areas like valley bottoms and coastal lowlands where most of the private land is located.

This is where The Nature Trust plays a significant role to acquire and manage private land for conservation. The most effective way this is done is through partnerships with other conservation organizations and various levels of government to try and put together land assemblages to secure functioning ecosystems and ecological processes.

  • Securing Land

    The Nature Trust secures habitat by direct land purchase… Learn More


  • Our Properties

    The Nature Trust of BC has secured over 70,000 hectares (173,000 acres) of land across the province.

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  • Managing Land

    Since 1971, The Nature Trust of BC has been successful in securing habitat for conservation… Learn More


  • Biodiversity

    Before we know where we should be putting our conservation effort, we need to have… Learn More

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Conserving Land in BC for Future Generations