News from Land Trust Alliance of BC


LTABC Newsletter
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Conservation News

Upcoming Events

Funding Deadlines



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The Land Trust Alliance of BC is dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of our natural and cultural heritage through support of land trusts, conservancies and others. We provide education, research, communications and financial services.


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Ongoing Funding


MEC Grassroots Product Donations enable groups to raise funds or reward volunteers through product donations or gift cards. Visit here.

Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund from West Coast Environmental Law. Applications are reviewed once a month. Read more here.

Use Giveffect to create an online fundraising campaign. Visit here.

Honda Canada Foundation funds non-profit charities for operating expenses, research or project costs. Details here.

Wilburforce Foundation awards grants to non-profits for habitat preservation. Board meets 3 times/year. Details here.


January 2015

Happy 2015!! Our annual membership drive is in full swing. If you wish to join LTABC, please visit here. Membership forms for Land Trusts and non-Land Trusts are available. Don't forget about our members-only collective insurance commercial package that is a big savings for your organization. Contact our office for more information.

Thank you to our new and renewing members: American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts, Bowen Island Conservancy, Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC, Central Okanagan Land Trust, Comox Valley Land Trust, Cowichan Community Land Trust, Ducks Unlimited, Edmonton and Area Land Trust, Elbow River Watershed Partnership, Fraser Valley Conservancy, Friends of Cortes Island Society, Gabriola Land & Trails Trust, Galiano Conservancy, Gambier Island Conservancy, Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team, Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society, Greenways Land Trust, Habitat Acquisition Trust, Islands Trust Fund, Juan de Fuca Trust, Kootenay Land Trust, Malaspina Land Conservancy Society, Mayne Island Conservancy, Nanaimo & Area Land Trust Society, Native Plant Society of BC, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society, Pender Islands Conservancy Association, Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society, Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve Society, Salt Spring Island Conservancy, Salt Spring Island Water Preservation Society, Savary Island Land Trust Society, Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, The Nature Trust of BC, West Coast Environmental Law, Western Sky Land Trust.

For the Winter 2014 edition of Cottage Life, LTABC Executive Director, Paul McNair was interviewed. Read the article, "A Matter of Trust" here.

Conservation News

Read about NCC's Ecological Gifts Program Land Acquisition Support Fund. With financial support from the Government of Canada, costs incurred by ecological gifts can be reimbursed. The deadline is coming up fast - your application must be submitted by March 15. Eligibility criteria and details here.

In response to last month's enews article on The Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly Recovery Project, Denman Conservancy Association has kindly forwarded this article about habitat conservation work on Denman Island. Read it here.


CRD Events in the Victoria area. See the winter calendar here.

Earth Future's Green Diary for January. Environmental activities for every week of the month in and around Victoria. Visit here.

Jan 21. Climate Change and Victoria's Ecosystems. Presentation by Dr. Richard Hebda, Curator of Botany and Earth History, Royal BC Museum at the Habitat Acquisition Trust AGM. Everyone is welcome. Swan Lake Nature House. Details here.

green team_logoJoin the Greater Victoria Green Team that connects volunteers to environmental and restoration projects all over Victoria. Read about it here and the meet-up page here.

CILlogoFeb 3-5. Kamloops BC. The Fresh Outlook Foundation hosts the first CommUnity Innovation Lab "Inspiring community conversations for sustainable change". Dr. John Robinson, Environmental Scientist of the Year 2012 will be a speaker. More information here.

Feb 21. James Bay Market Society presents the annual Seedy Saturday in Victoria. Organic and natural seeds, garden talks and much more. Info here.


Jan 20 for 5 weeks. Marine Mammals of BC 1. Learn how to identify them, how they evolved, how they adapt to their environment and more. UVic. More info here.

Feb 3. Writing About the Natural World. Beyond eco-literature, this course focusses on wildness and our connection with the environment. UVic. More info here.

Feb 4-25. The Canadian Arctic: A Naturalist's Perspective. Learn about the natural, geological and human history of the Arctic with photographer and naturalist George Sirk. Uvic. More info here.

Feb 14. The Joy of Birds. James Clowater presents 2 talks: Love Among the Feathers and Diving Birds Revealed. UVic. More info here.

Feb 26-28. Clear Sky Meditation is offering a course in Holistic Management with Jeff Goebel. Fort Steele, BC. See the details here.

April 3-5. Rocky Point Observatory is offering an Introductory Bird Monitoring and Banding Workshop. Royal Roads University, Victoria. More info here.


RBC Blue Water Project grants. Community Action Grants deadline January 22. Details here.

Gordon Smith Youth Environmental Stewardship provides $500 bursary for youth 19 and under in the Vancouver area. Deadline February 13. Read more here.

Real Estate Foundation of BC. March 6 deadline for general grants that support projects focussing on sustainable food systems, freshwater sustainability or the built environment. Details here.

Habitat Trust Conservation Foundation Acquisition Grants for conservation of fish and wildlife habitats. Deadline March 31. Details here.

Canada Summer Jobs Program. Government funding for career related work experience for young workers. Deadline January 30. Details here.


banner image: don't forget that LTABC has a Resource Centre that is available to members; see the listing here.

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