About

The Bowen Island Conservancy is committed to protecting and preserving the natural environment of the island: from endangered coastal bluffs to inland lakes to wetlands and fens. Our vision is that the integrity and biodiversity of Bowen Island's natural lands will be protected and enhanced for future generations.

We are a non-profit, registered charitable organization (our charitable registration number is 867261299RR001). Our activities are guided by an elected Board of Directors who, like almost all of our more than 150 members, are part of our Island’s community (there are a very few members who live elsewhere in Canada or the US, but who have strong ties to Bowen Island). We are an all-volunteer organization and we strive to be open and transparent in our work. Anybody (whether a member or not) may attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings, and our AGM (which is held in late November or early December each year).

We welcome questions or requests for information about the Conservancy and its activities; send an email message to info@bowenislandconservancy.org and we’ll reply as rapidly as is practical.

Minutes of our Board Meetings, held 10 times each year, are posted on this website.

We work with the public, landowners, and different levels of government to conserve, protect, sustain, and enhance the quality of the natural environment of Bowen Island, neighbouring islets, and surrounding waters. To accomplish this, we use a creative and collaborative approach to conservation by achieving long-term stewardship through management plans and monitoring agreements of sensitive areas, and, when possible, working to secure ecologically significant natural areas through purchases, donations, conservation agreements, or other mechanisms. Learn about:

Our work involves:

  1. Management and improvement/restoration of local Nature Reserves;
  2. Public education;
  3. Liaison and collaboration with other organizations (for example, the Bowen Island Municipality, and the Islands Trust Conservancy;
  4. Acquisition of ecologically-valuable land;
  5. Arranging conservation covenants.

Our Constitution and Bylaws

As a BC Society, we are governed by:

Our history

Learn about our roots which date back to early 1996.