Places Protected in the Islands
A stroll down Clam Bay Road feels like stepping back in time. Old trees toe in on the pavement; heavy branches arch from either side to meet in the middle, creating a green canopy overhead. Local residents cherish the scenic features along the largely undeveloped road. When one landowner applied to subdivide a property to create three residential lots, the Islands Trust Fund and Pender Islands Conservancy Association worked with him to ensure the rural roadside character would be maintained.
Today, the Ledingham Conservation Covenant protects one hectare of forest buffering Clam Bay Road along the three lots. The covenant protects the trees, some old-growth, from harvesting or pruning. The Islands Trust Fund helped the landowner enrol in the Ecological Gifts program, providing him with tax benefits as a result of his covenant donation.
The Steils and the Steil's Woods Covenant
After more than 50 years immersed in the hustle and bustle of the lower mainland, Sara and Richard Steil now enjoy a quieter life surrounded by natural habitat they protected with a conservation covenant.
Page last updated: 10/02/16