Information for Local Conservancies

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The determination of islanders to conserve ecosystems in the Islands Trust area is reflected in the number of island-based land trusts working here.  Working in partnership is essential to our long-term vision for the islands.  The Islands Trust Fund is committed to supporting and enhancing the work of your conservancy or island-based land trust.  Read on to discover ways our organizations can work together to achieve more than we could ever achieve working separately.

 

Grants

Opportunity Fund Grants

The Islands Trust Fund's Opportunity Fund gives grants to local conservancies working on land protection projects on islands in Canada's Salish Sea.  Opportunity Fund grants typically support expenses associated with the acquisition of a nature reserve or conservation covenant.  Grants are typically between $500 and $5,000. 
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Purchase Assistance

Land Purchase Assistance

The Islands Trust Fund works in partnership with island-based groups to protect properties with high ecological values when they are offered by a landowner as a conservation sale.  We can offer island-based conservancies assistance with fundraising, negotiations, and future property management.  We can also offer several conservation tools that might provide alternatives to land purchase.  
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Mapping

Mapping Data for Local Land Trusts

The Islands Trust Fund is working with government partners to create the most comprehensive terrestrial and foreshore mapping for the island region.  This data is vital to conservation efforts - helping us work together to focus limited resources on the most rare and at-risk ecosystems in the islands.  
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Networking

Conservancy Networking and Training Assistance

We believe the health of our ecosystems is reliant on the strength of the local organizations at the heart of conservation efforts in the islands.  The Islands Trust Fund is working to support the organizational development of our local partners.  We're strengthening the islands' conservation community by providing funding for island-based land trusts to attend networking and training events.  
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Page last updated: 10/02/16
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