Victoria's Local Land Trust

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    We conserve nature on south Vancouver Island

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    Our programs help people understand and care for nature

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  • 14 Aug
    Fieldwork Fridays 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

     Stewardship Volunteer Crew needed Starting August 7, the Stewardship Team will be operating Fieldwork

  • 15 Aug
    Ice Cream Member's Social 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM

    “HAT Ice Cream Social” at the Gardens at HCP UPDATE: Registration for this event is now full (as

  • 21 Aug
    Fieldwork Fridays 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

     Stewardship Volunteer Crew needed Starting August 7, the Stewardship Team will be operating Fieldwork

  • 28 Aug
    Fieldwork Fridays 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

     Stewardship Volunteer Crew needed Starting August 7, the Stewardship Team will be operating Fieldwork

  • 29 Aug
    Habitat Restoration Day in Sooke 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

    Where:  Sooke, BC -  privately owned conservation land Time:  10-2pm   Please Register Here:  

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Focal Species

Western Screech Owl

Our Western Screech Owls need their habitat protected. Find out how you can help.

Focus on Species

Western Screech Owls

These little owls need your help.

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Where we work

South Vancouver Island

On South Vancouver Island & the Southern Gulf Islands HAT works with people to care for nature..

Mission Area

A Local Land Trust

HAT's work is on south Vancouver Island.

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Musical HATs 2015

On November 9, HAT hosts the Musical HATs a Green Music Showcase. We have a fantastic list of donated silent auction items from generous local businesses. Thank you to all the businesses that provided an item to support local conservation! 

There are many photos of these items on the HAT Facebook Page


This includes*:

Round Trip Airfare for 2 anywhere WestJet flies

Round Trip Airfare for 2 Victoria to Vancouver from Pacific Coastal Airlines
Trek and Treats Stay in Weirs Lodge with Hike & Breakfast for 2
2 Night Stay on Pender Island at Oceanfront Cabin
Il Terrazzo Gift Certificate 
Stationary Basket: Notebooks, Pens, Cards
Birthday Party for up to 10 kids at Swan Lake
6 Young Adult Books Eco-Reading from Orca Publishers
Russell Nursery Wreath Making Class
5 Float Tank Sensory Deprivation Relaxation Sessions
3 x $100 Red Barn Market Gift Cards
4 Tickets to Spark Festival at the Belfy Theatre
2 Tickets to the Victoria Symphony 2015-2016
2 Tickets to a Victoria Royals Hockey Game
Robert Bateman Etching Black Tailed Deer
2 3-hour Kayak, Canoe, or SUP rentals from Ocean River Sports 
Venturi-Schulze Wine & Balsamic Tasting for 4 PLUS $50 Voucher
Merridale Cellar Tasting for up to 10
Family Portrait Photo Session 1 hour with One Love Photography
Hemp and Company Gift Certificate and soap
Art - Dave Fraser Original Painting
Market on Yates Gift Basket
Saltspring Cheese Company Gift Certificate
Olive the Senses Oils Package
Moksha Yoga 2x 1 Month Introductory Passes
Bows and Arrows Coffee 
Lulu Lemon Apparel
Knotty by Nature Scarf
Personal Chef Dinner for 2 by Liam of Salt and Pepper Fox
Picot Ceramic Mug and Gift Certificate
Saanich Native Plants Gift Certificate
Pat Johnston Consulting 1 hour Consult Native Plant Gardening
Jessica Walker Felting Art
Pacific Northwest Indigenous Plant Knowledge Cards
Fred Hermann Hand carved wooden cutting board
2 Sets of 6 Hand turned Wood Ornaments by Richard Hermann
Sapphire Day Spa Massage and Scrub
Hoyne Brewing Gift Basket
Art - First Nations carved Paddle
Art - Print Diptych Earth and Man
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific 2 passes and $100 Gift Certificate
Tyak Kayak Tour for two with Lunch from Salt and Pepper Fox
Dinner for Two by Private Chef Liam Quinn of Salt and Pepper Fox
Bin 4 Burgers Gift Certificate

*Some items will be grouped together


Backyard Nature

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

Gardening with Native Plants

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Become a HAT Habitat Steward

Let others know that you care for nature

Pollinator Stewardship

How to bee kind in your garden

Invasive Plants in Your Garden

Get rid of the worst ones for good

shooting star flower

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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