Arbutus tree, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Arbutus tree, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

BC conservation projects by name

Every year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) adds to our growing list of successful projects in British Columbia. This list highlights the major projects we have been involved in over the years and represents the variety of lands that NCC is responsible for managing and stewarding for the long term. Some are properties that NCC owns outright. Some represent lands upon which NCC holds a conservation agreement or other legal interest. In all cases, these lands continue to provide crucial habitat to species at risk and other iconic BC plants and animals.

In addition to the projects noted here, NCC has contributed funding to dozens of other projects led by our partners in conservation around the province.




Vancouver Island

Baikie Island Nature Reserve (Campbell River Estuary) Campbell River 2000 & 2007
Chase Woods Nature Reserve Duncan 2009
Clare Winnett Copeland Conservation Area Shawnigan Lake 2015
Clayoquot Island Preserve Clayoquot Sound 2015
Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve Duncan 1999 & 2001
Highlands Covenants (31 separate covenants)  Highlands 1995
Kindwood Highlands 2015
Lohbrunner Woods Langford 2015
Matson Lands Conservation Area Esquimalt 2004
Mill Hill Regional Park  View Royal 2001
Moorecroft Regional Park Nanoose Bay 2011
Morte Lake Quadra Island 1993

Ocean Blue (Campbell River Estuary)

Campbell River 2007
Strachan Nature Reserve  Langford 1995
Van Der Meer Nature Reserve Metchosin 1996
Vargas Island Clayoquot Sound 2001

Gulf Islands

Brooks Point Regional Park Pender Island 2000
Creekside Rainforest Salt Spring Island 2015
Edith Point Conservation Area Mayne Island 2022
Grace Islet Salt Spring Island 2015
Inner Island Nature Preserve Denman Island 1995
James Island Conservation Area  Southern Gulf Islands 2008
Lower Mt. Erskine Nature Reserve Salt Spring Island 2000
Medicine Beach Nature Sanctuary Pender Island 1995
Raymond M. Goodall Ecological Reserve Salt Spring Island 2015
Reginald Hill Conservation Area Salt Spring Island 2023
Ruby Alton Nature Sanctuary Salt Spring Island  2001

Metro Vancouver, Sea to Sky Region,
Sunshine Coast

Centre Creek Surrey 2015
Cheakamus Centre Squamish 1996
Cloudburst Creek Squamish 2001
Francis Point Ecological Reserve Sunshine Coast 2001
Gates Creek D'Arcy 2021
Mud Bay Greater Vancouver 1974
Ryan River Conservation Area Pemberton Meadows 2020
Swishwash Island Nature Sanctuary Greater Vancouver 1999

Central Coast & Haida Gwaii

Ellerslie Creek Conservation Area Central Coast 2008 
Gámdas Tlagée Haida Gwaii 2018
Geldala Rivers Inlet 2016
Gullchucks Estuary Conservation Area Central Coast 2015
Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Haida Gwaii 1997
Iclhicwani Bella Coola 2021
Kiidiis Rivers Inlet 2016
Koeye River Estuary  Central Coast  2005 
Kumdis River Conservation Area Haida Gwaii 2008
Saaxwan Bella Coola 2019
Spider Island Central Coast 2016
Wanukv Conservation Area Rivers Inlet 2006

Chilcotin - Cariboo

Dalton's Hideaway Klinaklini Valley 2011
Daphne Ogilvie Nature Sanctuary Clinton 2007
Enchantment Tatlayoko Valley  2003
Horsefly River Riparian Conservation Area Horsefly 2015
Joerg Fisher Conservation Area (formerly a covenant) Tatlayoko Valley  2015 (1999)
Lincoln Creek Ranch Tatlayoko Valley   2006
Mare's Creek Ranch Tatlayoko Valley  2003
Poet Place Klinaklini Valley 2014
Skinner Meadows Tatlayoko Valley  2003
Talking Mountain Ranch Clinton 2015
Tatlayoko Lake Ranch Tatlayoko Valley  2000
Dorset Meadow & Toad Hollow Chase 2015

Okanagan & Thompson-Nicola

Bobolink Meadows Osoyoos 2002 
Bunchgrass Hills Conservation Area Kamloops 2023
Frolek Ranch Covenants Kamloops 2008
Lac du Bois Conservation Area Kamloops  2008 
Lehmann Springs Conservation Area Osoyoos 2015
Napier Lake Ranch Kamloops 2014
Osoyoos Oxbows: Ted Pendergraft and Sons Conservation Area Osoyoos 2017
Rattlesnake Bluffs Kamloops  2009 
Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area Osoyoos 2012 & 2013 & 2015 & 2020
Skaha Bluffs  Penticton  2008 
Warner Philip Conservation Area Kamloops  2011 

West Kootenay

Bonanza Marsh Conservation Area Slocan Lake 2022


Nelson, Creston 2008 & 2018
John & Ivy Mitchel Nature Preserve Salmo 2009
Laux Property Fauquier 2015

East Kootenay

Cherry Meadows Kimberley 2014
Columbia Lake -- Lot 48 Fairmont Hot Springs 2012
Dutch Creek Hoodoos  Fairmont Hot Springs 2005 
Elk Valley Heritage Conservation Area  Fernie 2004 
Flathead River Ranch  Flathead Valley  2002 
Flathead Watershed Flathead Valley 2012
Frog Bear Conservation Corridor Creston 2012 & 2014
Griffiths Nature Reserve Canal Flats 2004 
Johnson Nature Preserve  Yahk 1996 
Kootenay River Ranch  Canal Flats 2004 & 2020
Luke Creek Wildlife Corridor Kimberley 2015 & 2018
Luxor Linkage Conservation Area Edgewater 2016 & 2017
Marion Creek Benchlands Columbia Lake 2011
Midgeley Conservation Area Creston 2013
Morrissey Meadows Fernie 2018
Mt. Broadwood Fernie 1992
Pine Butte Ranch  Kimberley  2006 
Pine Butte South Kimberley 2015
Thunder Hill Ranch Columbia Lake 2004 
SRL-K2 Ranch Conservation Area Windermere 2015

Wells Gray

Anne Hicks Conservation Area Valemount 2017
Avola Creek Avola 2015

Large Landscapes

Incomappleux Valley Conservancy Revelstoke 2023
Mount Edziza Conservancy Tahltan Territory / northwestern BC 2021
Qat'muk Ktunaxa Territory / southeastern BC 2019

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