Places Protected in the Islands
Fulford Creek supports a population of coho salmon and endangered cutthroat trout. It's the largest fish bearing stream on the southern Gulf Islands. The Ministry of Environment designated it one of the most sensitive streams in the province, with priority placed on its conservation.
In 2005, a landowner protected a section of the creek passing through her property and its surrounding riparian area with a conservation covenant. The covenant creates a setback from the creek where no future owners can build or disturb the ecological processes that foster healthy downstream habitat. She donated the covenant through the Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program, allowing her to reduce her annual property taxes in exchange for protecting natural habitat on her land.
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