What We Do
The Nature Trust of British Columbia took on the daunting task of protecting the natural riches of the province by building a treasury of wild natural areas to conserve iconic and important species at risk.
The Nature Trust of BC is now a leading non-profit land conservation organization. Since 1971 we have acquired more than 500 conservation properties in British Columbia.
Treasured places like the Salmon River with its abundance of fish, birds and elk on Vancouver Island, Boundary Bay on the flight path of hundreds of thousands of migrating birds in the Lower Mainland, the White Lake Basin which is home to many species at risk in the Okanagan, and the magnificent 10,000 acre Hoodoos property in the Kootenays are protected for future generations. These are some of the 180,000 acres (73,000 hectares) The Nature Trust of BC and our partners have acquired.
BC is endowed with the highest number of species of any province or territory in Canada. Yet, 43% of these species are on the watch lists because of low or dwindling populations. Saving their habitat is the first step in protecting our wildlife, fish and plants.
The success of The Nature Trust depends on those who share our passion for BC. With every donation a donor makes, we recognize the trust that is being placed in our hands. This is why our organization places a high priority on operating in a fiscally responsible manner. We carry no debt and no mortgages and undertake yearly audits.
For yearly highlights of our conservation work, view our Annual Reports.