TLC’s Holiday Office Hours

TLC’s office will be closed for the holidays December 25, 2017, and will re-open January 2, 2018. During these dates please email us at admin@conservancy.bc.ca for general information or inquiries or leave a message at 250-479-8053. We will return your call or reply to your email as soon as possible. For inquiries regarding TLC Membership [...]

By | 2017-12-18T12:43:40+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four more B.C. properties protected as part of $1-million conservation commitment

NEWS RELEASE Four more B.C. properties protected as part of $1-million conservation commitment Victoria, B.C. - The Province has acquired four additional ecologically sensitive properties throughout British Columbia, thanks to a partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The Province recently assumed ownership of the following properties: 64 hectares along the Fraser River near McBride [...]

By | 2017-01-03T19:25:26+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Messenger is now coming to Victoria!

The Messenger will be screening at the Vic Theatre in Victoria from March 18 to 20, 2016. A special Q&A with David Bradley of Bird Studies Canada will be featured after the film on March 18. Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary The Messenger explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grizzly Bears Find New Home with CPAWS

TLC donated more than 400 of our plush grizzly bears to CPAWS for their efforts in grizzly bear protection. CPAWS create and safeguard large parks, protected areas and wilderness corridors – including grizzly sanctuaries. Just in time for grizzly bears to emerge from hibernation, TLC’s toy grizzly bears have awakened from their storage-slumber [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thompson Rivers University Porcupine Survey

Dear Sir or Madam: In 2005, a survey concerning the abundance of porcupines, and a possible decline in numbers, was conducted through Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. At that time, it appeared that porcupine numbers had indeed declined throughout much of the province, although it remained unclear as to whether this decline was similar [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:48+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Special Resolution to be addressed at AGM

NOTICE TO MEMBERS In June, TLC’s Board of Directors struck a Bylaw Committee that included Bill Pearce, Lori Roter, Tom Watson, and John Shields. The Committee is distributing its draft revisions for member input. The Board would like your feedback. The revisions will be discussed at the upcoming November 21st AGM, but not voted upon. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:50+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Invasive species removal success in the Highlands – and there’s more to come!

Volunteers Milen and Sophia with TLC's Covenant Coordinator Torrey Archer (right). Photo Credit Andrew MacKinnon. Torrey and Milen working hard to rid the covenant of Scotch broom. Photo Credit Andrew MacKinnon. This summer, TLC has embarked upon an invasive species removal project based in the Highlands region. While monitoring the covenants in the Highlands [...]

By | 2017-11-19T21:00:43+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act Provides Heritage Status to 21 BC Lighthouses

Fisgard Lighthouse in Colwood.Photo Credit Deborah Hudson. On May 29, 2015, Parks Canada announced that 74 lighthouses across Canada have been designated under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act. Of the 74 across Canada, 21 lighthouses in B.C. were granted heritage status. Petitions for consideration in the program were due in 2012. TLC made 11 applications [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:55+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hannington Swamp: Maidenhair Ferns and Jewel Beetles

Volunteer Covenant Monitor Kristen Day.Photo Credit Torrey Archer. TLC Staff member Torrey Archer out covenant monitoring near Bear Mountain. Photo Credit Kristen Dey. This week TLC staff and one volunteer, Kristen Dey, tackled the Hannington swamp near Bear Mountain, Langford. After navigating through a mostly dry swamp due to our current drought, they still [...]

By | 2017-11-19T21:02:20+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jennings Covenant: Ants and Armadillidiidae

George and foxgloves. Photo Credit Torrey Archer. This week TLC visited the Jennings covenant. This site used to be home to sheep, but is now home to many native and invasive plant species. Although the invasive species are not ideal, they can be quite beautiful. Some of the more photogenic invasives were bachelor’s buttons [...]

By | 2017-11-19T21:02:31+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments