November 2016
You Can Make a Difference
The most effective way to ensure The Nature Trust of BC continues to sustain our special natural surroundings is through undesignated giving. That way the funds can be used where they are most urgently needed - whether for a new property or to restore habitat or to monitor wildlife.   

If you would like to make a donation in the 2016 tax year, we would be delighted to receive your gift online or call 604-924-9771 (toll free 1-866-288-7878). 

For a PDF copy of our printed Fall 2016 Natural Legacy Newsletter, click here.

Bull River 
a Great Place for Bighorn Sheep and Badgers
The Nature Trust is working to acquire land on the Bull River near Cranbrook in the East Kootenay. This 67.7 hectare (167 acre) property is bounded on three sides by conservation holdings, including another Nature Trust property on the west. 

This property is within the core area for the "Bull River" herd of 120 Bighorn Sheep and provides winter range habitat. The grassland and open forest found on portions of the land is ideal for American Badgers. 

We could use your help with $25,000 start up costs so that habitat values can be restored and maintained. Please know that every dollar counts and will make a difference for Bighorn Sheep and American Badgers. You can donate online or give us a call at 1-866-288-7878.
Celebrating 45 Years of Land Conservation 
Thank you to all our guests, sponsors, donors, and everyone who helped us celebrate our 45th anniversary at our Fall Gala. We were delighted to have our Honourary Patron, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC in attendance. 

Special thanks to musicians Fran Jare, Brent Gubbels, Jason Cook, and Annabelle Paetsch as well as Showcase Pianos for their amazing Fazioli piano. And once again we were delighted to have Goh Ballet dancers as greeters. 

For pictures from the event, click here.
Giving Tuesday
Imagine a day dedicated to giving back ... around the world, across Canada and in your own community! Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season. 

For more information, visit  To donate online to The Nature Trust of BC for GivingTuesday, click here. And share or tweet us your giving ideas on November 29 using hashtag #GivingTuesdayCa

Upcoming Events

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Join Sammy Penner of The Nature Trust of BC for the Chehalis River Walk on November 19 at 10 a.m. as part of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. The staging area will be in Harrison Mills on Morris Valley Rd. Meet at the Chehalis River Recreational Area on Morris Valley Rd. (Drive 5 km, then turn right just before the bridge crossing Chehalis River.) Binoculars, comfortable hiking shoes, and proper outerwear are recommended. Please contact to reserve a spot for this free tour.

The Art & Business of Conservation
The Nature Trust of BC is pleased to present an evening with Robert Bateman on November 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Victoria media magnate David Black has kindly offered his home as the venue for an event featuring renowned wildlife artist, naturalist and environmentalist, Robert Bateman. Tickets are $90 per person which includes generous appetizers and complimentary wine and beer. A portion of ticket cost is eligible for a tax receipt. RSVP by e-mailing Jayne Drew or calling toll free at 1-866-288-7878 ext. 222.

Save the Date and Famous Gardens
Mark your calendar for our fabulous Earth Wind Fire chef and wine event on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna. More details will be posted in 2017. One of our wonderful Earth Wind Fire volunteer committee members Don Burnett who is a gardener extraordinaire is leading a Famous Gardens of Britain tour May 18-31. If you'd like to join him on this trip, contact Gail Fritsen at Marlin Travel