Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters



What are you currently working on?2018-09-20T11:55:51+00:00

We are continuing restoration work on several of our Nature Reserves, taking steps towards our next land acquisitions, and working towards expanding our education programs for youth.  Check the Events page for information on public events that we are hosting.

What is your most recent success?2018-05-10T14:09:29+00:00

In February 2018 we acquired our 8th nature reserve – the 62 acre Howard Horel Nature Reserve.

Do you have any children’s programs?2017-12-06T16:19:01+00:00

Yes, we do. We have a very successful Stewards in Training Program that runs through the island schools and is supported by the schools and teachers. We also have Family Days in the summer, which are weekend days where parents can come and explore various aspects of nature with a guide. Please check our Events page for more information on upcoming Programs.

Can a biologist come to my property?2017-12-06T16:28:58+00:00

Yes, ask us! We provide visits to landowners who are interested in signing a voluntary Stewardship Agreement to guide the care of their land. A Stewardship Agreement is non-binding but helps to encourage landowners to consider things like planting native species, removing invasive plants and maintaining natural habitats for wildlife. Contact us for more info.

Do you offer tours?2017-12-18T17:32:07+00:00

Once in a while we have a guided walk, so check our Events page for more information on upcoming walks.

Do you have any maps of Salt Spring?2017-12-18T17:35:27+00:00

Yes, we have maps of our nature reserves on this website – go to the Nature Reserves page and click on a reserve.

How do I get help protecting my property?2016-08-10T22:03:50+00:00

We offer various strategies for protecting land on Salt Spring. You may want to meet with our Executive Director to get a tailored response. Contact our office at 250-538-0318 or at

What if I find a dead animal?2017-12-18T17:41:01+00:00

We can direct you to speak to one of our biologists who may or may not want to collect this as a specimen. Please contact the office at 250-538-0318 or

How can I volunteer?2016-08-10T21:54:52+00:00

You can call 250-538-0318 or you can complete the fillable Volunteer Form. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you.

How can I join?2017-12-18T17:44:37+00:00

Go to our membership page and fill out the online form, or print the PDF form and mail it to us.

Can I get a tax receipt?2016-08-10T22:04:33+00:00

You can, for donations of $20 or more. You can call the office at 250-538-0318 if you have any questions about your donation.

What is the Charitable Tax number?2016-08-10T22:05:07+00:00

Our Registered Charity number is 8900 63977 RR0001

What is the legal status of the Conservancy?2016-12-13T10:36:11+00:00

We are a registered charity with a charitable tax number. Our legal name is Salt Spring Island Conservancy.