In December of 2001, TLC received a very generous donation of land adjacent to Shawnigan Lake near Victoria. This donation was made in memory of Ms. Copeland who was the first property owner in the 1900s. Areas surrounding Shawnigan Lake are under increasing pressure to develop and much of the old growth Douglas fir forest of the area has been logged. The area, totalling 0.91 hectares and comprising three parcels, will remain undeveloped and The Land Conservancy will work to ensure a healthy example of a Douglas-fir ecosystem with no exotic plant species on site.
The majority of the property consists of a mature to old growth Douglas-fir forest ecosystem. Along the west side of this property are large Western red cedars situated adjacent to a small pond which drains into Shawnigan Lake.
The property will be protected in perpetuity and a Conservation Covenant registered held by the Cowichan Community Land Trust and Habitat Acquisition Trust Fund.