Our 2018 Annual General Meeting was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 24th, 2018, in the Multipurpose Room at the Bowen Island Community School (1041 Mt. Gardner Road). This year we continued our tradition of a guest presentation after …

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On Sunday, 23 September, with support from BC Parks, the Bowen Island Conservancy is going to take a group of people on a hike to visit Apodaca Provincial Park, which is located on the eastern shore of Bowen Island. The …

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Bob Turner (a member of our Board) has made another beautiful short film about the last nine months as he went looking for Wild Nature through the “off season” (autumn, winter, and spring). This film is part of Bob’s ongoing …

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The first Sunday in June is a special day for Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife Club (BIFWC) salmon enhancement volunteers who have worked hard over the last 6 months incubating, feeding, and releasing salmon fry raised in the Terminal Creek …

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Island Pacific School is presenting a film and conservation talk on Wednesday, February 28th, from 1:00-2:30 pm. The film, Last Stand, shows the home of the caribou in the world’s largest remaining inland temperate rainforest, and shows how critical human …

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Bob Turner (a member of our Board) has made a beautiful short film about the giant schools of anchovy that appeared in 2015/2016 in Howe Sound, and the resulting flush of whales, sea lions, seals, and salmon that feast on …

Anchovy: a keystone species in Atl’kitsem/Howe Sound Read More »

Our 2018 Speaker Series began on Saturday, 27 January, with a presentation by Jessica Torode about the BC Cetaceans Sighting Network. We learned how to identify the different species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in BC waters, the threats …

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Our 2017 Annual General Meeting was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 25th, 2017, in the Multipurpose Room at the Bowen Island Community School (1041 Mt. Gardner Road). We continued our tradition of a guest presentation after the formal …

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Although the threat of industrial logging on Bowen Island has receded somewhat, we are hearing about the possibility of creating a community forest/woodlot and how that will give us control over what happens with our forests. But all is not …

28-Oct: The truth about a Community Forest: how it could tear Bowen Island apart Read More »

Below is a message that the Bowen Island Conservancy received earlier today from Enrique Sanchez at BC Timber Sales. Greetings: BC Timber Sales (BCTS)–Chinook is cancelling the open house scheduled for July 30, 2017 on Bowen Island. BCTS-Chinook has decided …

26-Jul: We are out of the BCTS FSP Read More »

Bowen Island is now a part of the Whale Trail, which is a series of more than 50 sites around the Pacific Northwest where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans, and marine mammals from shore. Join us, along with …

29-Jul: Be a part of the Whale Trail! Read More »

Following up on her April 2017 Speaker Series presentation about the Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Initiative, Ruth Simons has written to tell us that she plans to arrange a meeting of the Conservancies from around Howe Sound for the purpose …

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We are posting this for the BIFWC. The first Sunday in June is always a special day for Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife (BIFWC) volunteers who have worked so hard over the last six months incubating, feeding, and releasing salmon …

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Our 2017 Speaker Series wrapped up on 8th April with a talk by Ruth Simons, Executive Director of the Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS) and a life-long resident of the region. Since 2011 the Society has engaged with many …

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Bob Turner (a member of our Board) has made a beautiful short film documenting the return of Chum salmon to the Terminal Creek Lagoon area earlier this year. The Chum are entering the Lagoon, spawning in the Lagoon in various …

The salmon are back on Bowen Island! Read More »

The first event in our 2017 Speaker Series was a presentation and tour of the Terminal Creek Salmon Hatchery, hosted by the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club (BIFWC). We met in the Bill Rush Memorial Classroom, and spent about …

11-Mar: Terminal Creek Salmon Hatchery presentation and tour Read More »