The Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy (LINC) conserves and protects land for the benefit of wildlife, plants and the public. To achieve our mission, LINC acquires legal interests in land and provides public education on the natural and cultural features on Lasqueti and surrounding islands.Protected Areas on Lasqueti: Mt. Trematon Nature Reserve: owned by the Islands Trust Fund, donated by the Gordon family, and as of July 2013, LINC and the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust (NALT) registered a conservation covenant on the property. Now we now have a local voice on management and protection of this wonderful site!
Osland Nature Reserve, owned by the Islands Trust Fund, donated by Johnny Osland, and as of the fall of 2014, LINC and the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust registered a conservation covenant on the site.
Kwell Nature Reserve, owned by the Islands Trust Fund, with a covenant held by NALT & TLC.
There is also the Ecological Reserve on the outheastern side of the island, plus a number of outer islands including the Finnerties, Fegans and Jedidiah nearby!
Lasqueti Island, Conserving this Special Place - Check out our Booklet and find out about the many conservation options available to help conserve this Special Place!Forage Fish on Lasqueti Island - learn about this important fish that feeds our chinook and many other marine creatures! Lasqueti Island Forage Fish Team (LIFFT) wins Islands Trust Fund's 2013 Stewardship Award!
NEW: Fall 2016 Newsletter: (We've Got Bats, Squitty Bay Day, microplastics and clean up of our oceans ...
Summer, 2016: (Forage Fish Matters, Watching & Conserving Butterflies, Got Bats?)
Spring, 2016: (Herring - A Troubling Trajectory, Pollinators, Christmas Bird Count)
Fall, 2015: (Alligator Lizards, Mt Trematon protection)
Summer, 2015: (Sea Stars, 2014-15 Annual Report, Osland Nature Reserve)
Spring, 2015: (Newts & Pacific Chorus Frogs, Osland Nature Reserve, Spring Birds)
Winter, 2014: (Christmas Bird Count, 2014 Report, Protection with a Conservation Covenant)
Summer, 2014: (Western Purple Martin, Herring in the Bay)
Spring, 2014: (Rigid Apple Moss SAR, Map of protected areas on Lasqueti, Crown lands)
Fall, 2013: (introductory issue, why conservation, projects & achievements to date)Green Legacies Guide for BC - case studies, and financial details on donating land, money, or other gifts. LINC wins Islands Trust Fund's 2008 Stewardship Award The purposes of the society are:
1. To preserve and protect the environment by acquiring interests in land in order to conserve its natural features for the benefit of the public.
2. To advance education by providing lectures, workshops and written materials to the public on the topic of conservation of the environment.Current Directors: President: Gordon Scott Vice-President: Andrew Fall Secretary/Treasurer: Sheila Harrington at large: Sheila Ray, Bonnie Olesko, Barb Brooks, Wendy Schneible
Society members and many residents and visitors to Lasqueti helped with the successful Squitty Bay acquisition campaign in 2007.
LINC was incorporated in 2007 as a non-profit society in BC.
In 2012 we received charitable status BN: 848485595 RR0001.
LINC receives donations of land, money and volunteer time. Please contact us if you would like to consider putting LINC in your Will.
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