Victoria's Local Land Trust

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Are you a Good Neighbour?

Good Neighbours

Habitat Stewards are learning to care for their landin ways that will benefit streams, lakes, and wildlife. Find out how to become a Habitat Steward..


Be a Good Neighbour

Get a free visit to your property with a land care expert.

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Hit us with your best shot

Share your wild moments

Inspired by the wild world? Submit your photograph for a chance to win. Photo credit: Ann Nightingale.

Nature Photography

HAT Photo Contest

Enter today for a chance to have your photo featured in the next set of HAT wildlife cards.

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News & Events

Catch up on everything new with HAT and find out about upcoming workshops, volunteer opportunities, and presentations.


The latest from HAT

Where we post all our updates & events

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Forget counting sheep...

Citizen Science

Are you lucky enough to have bats roosting on your land? Why not get involved with HAT's Bat Stewardship Program? Photo Credit: Todd Carnahan

Bat Stewardship Program

HAT's counting bats!

From June to August teams of HAT volunteers collect data on local bat populations.

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Backyard Nature

No matter how much, or how little, space you have, you can make a space for nature

Gardening with Native Plants

Download our brouchure here

More Projects

More project ideas from our partners

Habitat Stewards

Let others know that you care for nature

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Top 10 Native Plants

Easy to care for and beautiful too

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Sedum in a container


Native plant can thrive in containers, perfect for decks or small spaces

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Swallowtail Butterfly

Butterfly Gardening

Attract butterflies by planting native species

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Oak Leaves

Oak Leaves

Use your oak leaves to create wildflower spaces

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Amphibians & Roads

Too many amphibians die on roads. Do you know a spot where frogs, toads, or newts are regularly killed on the roadside? Tell us about it!

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forest cover mapping

Forest Cover Mapping

Read HAT's report on forest cover loss in the CRD, and download the data layers for your our projects.

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