Ownership of land is the most secure way to protect its natural values. It does, however entail on-going costs for controlling alien invasive species, ensuring there are no human depredations and maintaining trails for public use. DCA currently maintains trails for public recreation on the properties listed below, except for the Settlement Lands.
DCA intends that our land will be preserved for conservation in perpetuity. Future costs of managing it will be aided by revenue from DCA’s Endowment Fund, held by the Vancouver Foundation.
DCA owns three conservation properties:
Winter Wren Wood 2.5 Hectares purchased in 2001
Settlement Lands 64 Hectares acquired in 2006
Central Park 60 Hectares purchased in 2006
DCA manages on behalf of Islands Trust Fund:
Inner Island Nature Reserve 9 Hectares donated by DCA in 1991
Lindsay-Dickson Nature Reserve 54 Hectares purchased by BC in 2001
Morrison Marsh Nature Reserve 51 Hectares donated to ITF in 2006
DCA played a major role in the acquisition of all of these Islands Trust Fund properties.