Places Protected in the Islands
Ann Richardson, one of the founders of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy, lived on this property for over 20 years, observing and recording many species of birds, butterflies and plants. Spotting Lewis's Woodpecker and dun skipper butterflies on her land - both species-at-risk - Ann knew her property held important habitat. In 2007, Ann covenanted a portion of the property, protecting the natural ecosystems beyond her lifetime.
After Ann sold her property, subsequent owners entered the covenant into the Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program, allowing them and future landowners to receive an annual property tax exemption in exchange for the habitat they protect with the covenant.
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