Salt Spring Island land conservation got a huge boost with the recent announcement by the province of forest protection of over 1300 acres of Crown lands here. Conserving the forest and plants of these areas of the globally rare Coastal Douglas-Fir ecosystem will inherently also benefit the rare species
Festival goers enjoyed the workshops, guided walks, performances and other activities offered at this year's Art & Nature Fest — all of this on a splendidly sunny day at the beautiful Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. With thanks to our sponsors — Thrifty Foods, Guayaki, Salt Spring Water, and
Photo by Simon Henson In late March, the Conservancy held a well-attended training session about how to identify and count butterflies, including photographing butterflies to aid identification. This year, 22 people are counting in nature reserves, parks and home gardens--double the number of citizen scientists
Families and children are invited to have some fun learning in nature this summer and fall at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. On July 21, August 5 and August 11, the Conservancy hosted the first three in a series of ten or more Family Adventures in Nature.
On August 31, join us for a unique presentation at Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Michael Kucher is an environmental historian who, in his talk, will attempt to unravel the history of human impacts on the ecology of the Salish Sea watershed. Based on historical and scientific data,