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Alberta Farmland Trust

Alberta Farmland Trust is a not-for-profit company formed for the purpose of conserving productive farmland in Alberta.

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Alliance of Canadian Land Trusts

The Alliance of Canadian Land Trusts (ACLT)’s mission is to strengthen and advance land conservation across Canada. ACLT has a national mandate of advancing conservation to protect more land and natural resources; to support the use of best practices for governance and operation; and to ensure Canadian land trusts achieve long-lasting conservation solutions.

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American Friends of Canadian Conservation

American Friends of Canadian Conservation (American Friends) is a US charity, created in 2006 to remove the legal and financial barriers to permanent protection of the portion of Canada’s natural legacy owned by US taxpayers.

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Bow River Basin Council

The Bow River Basin Council (BRBC) is a collaborative and multi-stakeholder, charitable organization that is dedicated to conducting activities and programs that encourage and advance the enjoyment, learning, and protection of the waters of the Bow River Basin.

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Bowen Island Conservancy

The Bowen Island Conservancy is committed to protecting and preserving the natural environment of the island—from endangered coastal bluffs to inland lakes to wetlands and fens. It is an all-volunteer organization with over 150 members, who either live on the island or have some sort of close connection with it.

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Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC

The Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC is an environmental organization working to restore self sustaining populations of these tiny ground dwelling birds of prey to the southern interior grasslands of BC. Burrowing Owls are listed as a species at risk in Canada.

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Calgary River Forum Society

Calgary River Forum Society provides environmental stewardship, education and restoration of Calgary’s rivers, creeks and wetlands.

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Central Okanagan Land Trust

The Central Okanagan Land Trust (COLT) is the interior’s leading land conservation organization. For more than twenty years we have worked with our partners to acquire natural lands and wildlife habitat through purchase, donation, and conservation covenants.

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Clear Sky Meditation and Study Foundation

We are dedicated to creating a space where all are welcome reconnect with nature and themselves. By offering meditation retreats in B.C., our mission is to empower you to transform struggle and embrace vitality.

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Comox Valley Land Trust

The Comox Valley Land Trust is a community-based not-for-profit organization that works to protect and conserve the ecologically significant land and wildlife habitat of the Comox Valley region. Its team of dedicated volunteers and staff work with the community, local governments, individuals, land owners and other stewardship organizations.

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Cowichan Community Land Trust

The Cowichan Land Trust is a non-profit society located in Duncan, British Columbia. It was founded in 1995 by a group of concerned citizens who wished to help landowners find alternatives to the degradation of natural areas and wildlife habitat.

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Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

The Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre is an interpretive centre overlooking the Cowichan Estuary, a 400 hectare estuarine ecosystem and internationally designated Important Bird Area (IBA) in the unceded and traditional territory of the Quw’utsun people.  In spite of more than a century of industrial activity, the estuary provides vital habitat for resident and migratory birds, Pacific salmon, shellfish and a diversity of inter-tidal life.

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Cowichan Watershed Society

The Cowichan Watershed Board (CWB) is a local governance entity created in 2010 to promote water and watershed sustainability in the Cowichan/Koksilah watersheds.

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Denman Conservancy Association

Denman Conservancy Association (DCA) was registered as a Society in May 1991 to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of the natural and human environment of Denman Island.

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Ducks Unlimited British Columbia

Ducks Unlimited BC works to conserve this province’s valuable wetlands so ducks, fish and people can use them for future generations.

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Edmonton & Area Land Trust

The Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) conserves natural areas in and around Edmonton, engaging people and communities in land conservation and stewardship.

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Elbow River Watershed Partnership

The Elbow River Watershed Partnership (ERWP) provides a forum for learning about watershed management and the land-water connection. Using local knowledge and scientific expertise, the ERWP promotes watershed management improvement through collaborative, targeted and cost-effective actions by citizens and stakeholders.

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Elk Valley Regional Land Trust

In 2019, the Elk Valley Regional Land Trust (EVRLT) was formed with the goal of preserving access to the lands of the Elk Valley for recreational and economic benefits for residents and visitors through the conservation of privately owned lands throughout the Elk Valley.

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Foothills Land Trust

The Foothills Land Trust (“FLT”) was established in 2003 in response to a growing interest in land conservation within the Municipal District (“MD”) of Foothills No. 31 and was a result of the recognition by local residents of the need to form a conservation land trust dedicated to the Foothills region. The FLT’s mission is to conserve and connect natural landscapes within development probable regions within the MD of Foothills and the Bow Basin.

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Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society is working towards acquisition and conservation of Children’s Forest, adjacent to Carrington Lagoon, Cortes Island. They deliver nature-based youth education programming, and conduct research to further the understanding of, and support the ecology of the Children’s Forest.

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Fraser Valley Conservancy

The Fraser Valley Conservancy (FVC) was established in 1998 as a non-profit society and federally registered charity to protect land and water for future generations. Since then we have secured over 30 acres of wildlife habitat containing woodland forest, mature forests, creeks and wetlands that protects our health for our future.

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Friends of Cortes Island Society

Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) is a charitable organization that has been active for over 25 years. It exists to monitor, conserve and restore ecosystems, and safeguard wildlife.

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Gabriola Commons Foundation

The Gabriola Commons is 26 acres of land and amenities that are managed sustainably to preserve the natural environment, enhance agriculture, and nurture community relationships.

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Gabriola Land & Trails Trust

The purpose of the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust is to protect and restore natural ecosystems on Gabriola and nearby islands, to help provide trail access and other opportunities for people to explore and connect with the natural environment, and to encourage responsible land and water stewardship practices.

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Galiano Conservancy Association

Based at the Millard Learning Centre, a 188-acre regional hub for ecological restoration, sustainable food systems, climate action, and nature-based learning, the Galiano Conservancy Association works to promote, steward, and restore local ecosystems by creating a network of natural areas where a healthy environment, learning, and a love of nature flourish.

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Gambier Island Conservancy

The Conservancy was founded in 1995 to address mounting concerns about changes in Gambier’s natural habitat. Its members believe that enhanced public awareness and increased environmental knowledge are essential to sustainable development on the island – one of the most beautiful and unspoiled in the Georgia Basin.

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Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society

The Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society (GOMPS) formed in 1992 because local citizens were concerned that woodlands and meadows were rapidly disappearing as a result of expanding human habitation in the Capital Regional District. The society is dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of Garry oak stands and their natural habitats.

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Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society

Nature Conservation, Education, and Research in partnership with Local First Nations.

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Greenways Land Trust

Greenways Land Trust is a registered charity and conservation organization that works to enhance the community through creation and management of greenways networks, based on principles of stream and land stewardship.

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Habitat Acquisition Trust

Habitat Acquisition Trust is a regional land trust that conserves nature on south Vancouver Island. It envisions a future where the full array of natural habitats on south Vancouver Island and southern Gulf Islands is healthy and conserved.

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

HCTF is a non-profit charitable foundation acting as Trustee of the Habitat Conservation Trust. It is the mission of HCTF to improve the conservation outcomes of BC’s fish and wildlife, and the habitats in which they live. We make a difference by funding conservation projects and by educating and engaging the public about BC’s natural assets.

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Islands Trust Conservancy

Islands Trust Conservancy is the conservation land trust for over 450 islands of the Salish Sea, including the Gulf Islands and Howe Sound Islands. It is a part of Islands Trust. Since 1990, Islands Trust Conservancy has protected more than 110 properties, covering more than 1,375 hectares of island ecosystems. This success is thanks to the vision, support, and generosity of donors and partners.

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Kiyooka Land Trust Foundation

The Kiyooka Land Trust Foundation’s purpose is to conserve important wildlife habitat and to protect the ecological integrity of lands they hold in trust in the Robson Valley region. They also aim to provide educational opportunities for environmental stewardship,  and to nurture sustainable, resilient communities.

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Land Trust Alliance of BC

We are the Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia (LTABC) representing 33 land trust members across the province. Associate members (consultants, environmental groups and individuals) bring our total membership to one hundred. Since 1997 when LTABC was established, we have developed educational, research and resource programs that have helped conservation groups steward, protect and restore BC’s natural and cultural diversity. BC land trusts, with the help of generous donors and willing land owners, have now protected well over one million acres of significant land. You can become a member by clicking here.

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Malaspina Land Conservancy Society

Protection of natural, agricultural, recreational, historic, and scenic lands in our region through the use of conservation covenants, land acquisition, and education.

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Mayne Island Conservancy

Mayne Island Conservancy is an organization providing services and expertise related to land trusts, conservation science, and education to the community of Mayne Island and the broader region.

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Nanaimo & Area Land Trust

To support, promote and protect the natural values of land and water in our area.

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

In BC we have completed more than 100 projects that protect almost 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) of the province’s most ecologically significant land and water. Today, the BC Region continues to work with our partners to protect and steward British Columbia’s natural heritage.

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Nature Conservancy of the North Okanagan Society (NCNO)

The Nature Conservancy of the North Okanagan Society (NCNO), previously named North Okanagan Parks and Natural Areas Trust (NOPNAT), was established in 2000 as a registered charity to receive donations and bequests of every kind, including properties and monies. The official name change to Nature Conservancy of the North Okanagan Society (NCNO) occurred in 2019 with the intent to simplify the vision of the society.

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Nature Trust of British Columbia

The Nature Trust of British Columbia is a leading non-profit land conservation organization based in BC. It acquires ecologically significant land and then cares for this land in order to protect the natural diversity of wildlife and plants, and their critical habitats.

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Pender Islands Conservancy Association

The Pender Islands Conservancy Association is a registered land trust, committed to ecological conservation and stewardship through land acquisition and covenants. They are also engaged in many vital projects and activities related to restoration, research and monitoring of the land, Pender Islands’ shorelines and the surrounding waters, as well as community education and engagement in conservation. Many of their projects involve collaboration with other organizations concerned with the stewardship of vulnerable habitats around the Gulf Islands and the Salish Sea.

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Quadra Island Conservancy and Stewardship Society

The Quadra Island Conservancy and Stewardship Society (QICSS) was formed in 1992 to purchase and protect the only private piece of property on Morte Lake.  A conservation covenant held by Nature Conservancy of Canada protects this property from any kind of development but does allow access through the property on the trail circling Morte Lake.  We consider ourselves as the stewards of the whole Morte Lake watershed. Since 1992 QICSS has acquired covenants on three other Quadra properties and a covenant on Linnaea Farm, Cortez Island.

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Quw’utsun’ Cultural Connections Society

The mission of the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Connections Society is to be guided and governed by Snuw’uy’ulh, the sacred laws that guide all aspects of life for the Quw’utsun’ hwulmuhw. This will be done through generations healing the past for the generations yet to come. We acknowledge the sense of emergency of these times and the actions needed for future generations.

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Raincost Conservation Foundation

Raincoast is a team of Conservationists and Scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, water, and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.

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Salt Spring Island Conservancy

The Salt Spring Island Conservancy protects and enhances the natural values of the island and its surrounding waters by acquiring land or covenants, and by educating landholders and the public toward improved land and water stewardship.

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Salt Spring Island Water Preservation Society

SSIWPS advocates for preservation and protection of drinking water sources and watersheds on Salt Spring Island, through acquisition and stewardship of significant properties, research, field data collection, our citizen-science Freshwater Catalogue project, public education, collaboration with other environmental groups, and communication with government representatives regarding issues related to drinking water.

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Savary Island Land Trust Society

The Savary Island Land Trust Society (SILT) was established to preserve and protect natural areas and biological diversity on Savary Island for present and future generations. It believes in clean water, wildlife, wilderness and access to greenspace. SILT is dedicated to the preservation of natural areas and biological diversity on Savary Island now and forever.

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Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society

Somenos Marsh is a wonderful wild area on southern Vancouver Island fringing both the Duncan and North Cowichan urban areas. In 1988 the BC Ministry of Environment identified Somenos as “one of the best places to view wildlife close to an urban centre”.

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Southern Alberta Land Trust Society

SALTS is a non-profit society with a simple vision: clean water, healthy natural habitats, and viable rural communities and ranches. We know all of these things can work together but it takes a shared vision and some focused effort. SALTS was founded on the belief that the most effective and lasting conservation solutions are created and maintained at the community and landowner level. Our job is to help landowners and communities implement those solutions.

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Southern Interior Land Trust

The Southern Interior Land Trust is a volunteer based, non-profit land conservation organization based in the southern interior of BC. Our aim is to protect and conserve sensitive fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of all living things.

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Sunshine Coast Conservation Association

Formed in 1997, the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association (SCCA) is a registered non-profit charity volunteer association. We represent local conservation and community groups, and individual members working together to protect the biodiversity and integrity of our air, water, and forests on the Sunshine Coast. You can sign up to receive informational emails.

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Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is an accessible green space in an urban landscape and includes two distinct ecosystems, a wetland around Swan Lake and a rocky, Garry oak-forest on top of Christmas Hill. Both habitats are home to an incredible array of rare and threatened native plants and wild animals.

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Thetis Island Nature Conservancy

Thetis Island Nature Conservancy’s mandate is nature education, conservation and stewardship of natural ecosystems, and promotion of community food security.

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TLC The Land Conservancy

Usually known as TLC, The Land Conservancy is a non-profit, charitable Land Trust working throughout British Columbia. TLC protects important habitat for plants, animals and natural communities as well as properties with historical, cultural, scientific, scenic or compatible recreational value.

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Tsolum River Restoration Society

The Tsolum River Restoration Society provides stewardship and restoration of the Tsolum River and watershed, education, and habitat improvements.

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Valdes Island Conservancy

The Valdes Island Conservancy was founded on the beaches of the island on the Sunday of the BC Day long weekend in 2007. Its goal is to conserve and protect the existing biological and cultural communities of Valdes Island and its environs.

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Valhalla Foundation for Ecology

Stewarding nature sanctuaries located in the unceded territories of the Sinixt and Xeni Gwet’in Peoples.

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Valhalla Wilderness Society

Protection of wildlife and wilderness including large protection areas and adjacent private land.

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West Coast Environmental Law

West Coast Environmental Law works to transform the legal landscape by developing cutting-edge solutions to strengthen environmental laws, holding up and revitalizing Indigenous laws, and promoting legal assistance to communities to defend the environment.

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Western Sky Land Trust Society

Western Sky was created in the fall of 2005 at the request of Calgary region landowners and the general public who were concerned about the rate at which treasured landscapes were being lost. Forming an alliance with these landowners, and like-mind conservation organizations, private citizens, government and corporate partners, Western Sky began to conserve open space and natural areas in southern Alberta, particularly within the Calgary region.

W̱SÁNEĆ Land Trust Society

The W̱SÁNEĆ Lands Trust Society is a First Nations run organisation that enables land to be returned for the benefit of the W̱SÁNEĆ people, who were stripped of the vast majority of their lands through colonization. Although the main goals are to help future generations of W̱SÁNEĆ access land for cultural purposes and to positively impact the environment through W̱SÁNEĆ stewardship, the WLTS will also seek land back for collaborative projects such as community housing and economic development initiatives.

The WLTS has Charitable Status and is also an approved recipient under the Ecological Gifts Program.

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