The Nature Trust of BC hires crews each summer to tackle a wide variety of conservation activities on properties across the province and prepare them for future employment. Training includes First Aid and Bear Aware as well as the safe handling of power tools. The crews perform on-the-ground work as well as attending workshops from specialists in the field on topics such as bird counts and forest ecology.

We would like to ask for your help to support our Conservation Youth Crew program which provides a wonderful opportunity to inspire the next generation to care about the environment while also teaching them valuable skills.


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 through seed collection and invasive plant removal
  • Informational sign installation
  • Forest habitat restoration
  • Vegetation and wildlife research
  • Installation of bird nesting boxes
  • Rubbish removal from conservation holdings

Learn how the Conservation Youth Crew program helps The Nature Trust of BC achieve our conservation goals:

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.