Our Beginnings

In 2003 a group of interested islanders sought to identify priority areas on Mayne Island wherein conservation tools might, by invitation, be applied. They cultivated relationships with landholders in such areas, in order to build awareness of the existing ecological values and offer walkabouts and other conservation-oriented resources, while building the case over time for the application of conservation tools. The group offered general education and hands-on experiences for Mayne Island residents and visitors related to preserving the ecological integrity of the island for future generations.

These actions addressed the core intent of what has become the Mayne Island Conservancy Society.

Our Mission

The Mayne Island Conservancy works with the community to conserve the ecology of Mayne Island and its surrounding waters for future generations

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Land Acknowledgement

The Mayne Island Conservancy acknowledges that we work on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the Straits Salish peoples on the Island called SḴŦAḴ in SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. It is with respect that we strive to restore and conserve the lands and waters in their territory.