The Nature Trust of BC hires students for Conservation Youth Crews each summer to tackle conservation activities on our properties across the province. Training includes First Aid and Bear Aware as well as the safe handling of power tools. The crews perform on-the-ground work, such as restoring habitat to benefit wildlife and plants, as well as attending workshops on topics such as bird counts and forest ecology.

Help us to inspire and train the next generation of conservation leaders by supporting this program.

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Learning the theory and applications of conservation biology in my studies has allowed me to understand the importance of biodiversity. However, working for The Nature Trust has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to apply so much of what I have learned in a real world setting, where I have been able to experience conservation action with my own two hands.

Colin Mayer, Okanagan Crew

Crew Activities

Crews are located on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, the Okanagan, and the East Kootenay. Activities include:

  • Grassland restoration
  • Invasive plant removal
  • Informational sign installation
  • Forest habitat restoration
  • Vegetation and wildlife research
  • Installation of bird nesting boxes
  • Rubbish removal from conservation holdings

Support Youth in Conservation

There are many ways to make a gift to The Nature Trust of BC and conserve wildlife and plants in our province. Every gift is important and every dollar helps.

To donate to this project online, please select “Land Management” as the fund your donation will support.