The Nature Trust of BC needs your help to protect more land across the province.

On April 23, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a new $100-million, four-year national program that will help protect more of Canada’s nature. The Natural Heritage Conservation Program will assist local, provincial and national conservation land trusts in securing land to establish new protected areas.

The Nature Trust of BC applauds the government for funding the protection of nature. This is an opportunity for all Canadians to step up with matching funds to help us and other land trusts secure land for species at risk.

“The Natural Heritage Conservation Program provides $5 million per year of new matching grants to regional and community land trusts. This is an exciting opportunity for provinces, local governments, foundations and individuals to partner with Canada’s land trusts to conserve ecologically important lands forever.”

Jasper Lament, CEO of The Nature Trust of BC

The new program will establish at least 200,000 hectares of newly protected land and freshwater, especially in southern Canada where nature and wildlife face the greatest pressures and where the majority of land is privately owned.

For every dollar of federal funding, we need to raise $2 of matching funding from non-federal sources, including donations of lands.

Donate now – every dollar counts for nature