Protect my Land
Create a Conservation Legacy...
South Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are home to some of the most beautiful and rare ecosystems in Canada. Garry Oak meadows, Douglas-Fir forests, streams, and sweeping shorelines define our region. It is also a growing region, and land use changes are clearing natural areas, and threatening the wildlife that rely on them.
Land owners here have an opportunity to make a lasting difference to our environment by protecting natural areas on their property.
HAT helps people to permanently protect natural landscapes in the Capital region. If you have a property that you would like to protect, please contact us for more information. There are many land protection options, but the most common are donations of land, and conservation covenants.
Land donations are appropriate if you wish for the land to become a park, or nature sanctuary. Learn more about land donations.
Conservation covenants are appropriate if you wish to protect natural habitat on your property, but still wish to retain ownership, live on the property, or sell the property. Learn more about Conservation Covenants.
Your donations provide funding for the Covenants & Land Donations programs - thank you for supporting these amazing programs, and helping to protect nature in the Capital region!
Funding for specific covenant projects has been provided by:
- The Victoria Foundation
- The Metchosin Foundation
- Environment Canada Ecological Gifts Program
- The Land Trust Alliance of BC