A dedicated conservationist and Nature Trust supporter, Bob Morgan has been instrumental in supporting our on-the-ground field crews by gifting them with critical monitoring, maintenance and restoration equipment. Thanks to Bob’s generosity, our crews across the province are able to level up their conservation efforts, making a big impact on B.C.’s wildlife and habitat.
Originally born in British Columbia, Bob has spent much of his life outside the province. However, he views himself as a true British Columbian at heart, which coupled with his passion for the environment motivates him to give to The Nature Trust of BC.
“Habitat acquisition is one of the most effective ways you can protect nature. Restoration is also vitally important, as once the land is acquired, it needs to be restored as close as possible to a fully functioning example of the type of ecosystem it represents,” said Bob.
Rather than donating to The Nature Trust of British Columbia traditionally, Bob chooses to fulfill specific needs within our conservation field crews. Carl MacNaughton, our Interior and Coastal Mainland Land Manager explains, “Bob Morgan is a real friend to conservation land management. He knows the importance of appropriately caring for the lands we acquire, and generously donates to on-the-ground management. His contributions have helped us to acquire the tools that our field crews need to do their jobs, from shovels and saws to sophisticated monitoring technology.” Since becoming involved with The Nature Trust in 2020, Bob has donated over 40 different gifts to our crews.
“Donating to the crews directly means that I can visualize my impact. Different members of the crews have sent me pictures showing their equipment in use,” Bob explains. “As an example, I can see the drone I donated positioned over a wetland and taking pictures of an area that’s hard to reach. Donating in this way gives me a better sense of connection.”
The Okanagan, Kootenay and South Coast conservation field crews have each received drones to aid in their monitoring efforts. For example, in the Okanagan, these drones have been critical in monitoring wildfire recovery. Each of Bob’s gifts has a tangible impact not only on our crews, but on the habitat they help manage.
Thank you, Bob, for all you do to support our work here at The Nature Trust!