Our Policies

Please note that on May 31, 2018, the former Islands Trust Fund and Trust Fund Board legally became the Islands Trust Conservancy through a requested amendment to the Islands Trust Act to change our name. Transitional provisions ensure the legal continuity of the Trust Fund Board in all bylaws, policies and procedures. Moving forward, all of our bylaws, policies and procedures will be updated to reflect the name change.


1.0 Bylaw to Regulate the Meetings of the Board

1.1 Islands Trust Conservancy Board Member Appointments, Reappointments and Elections Policy

1.2 Election of Chair Policy

1.3 Islands Trust Conservancy Board Roles and Responsibilities Policy

1.4 Board Standards of Conduct Policy

1.5 Board Member Attendance and Participation and Member Removal Policy

1.6 Annual Budget Submissions Policy

1.7 Fundraising and Donations Policy

1.8 Donor Recognition Policy - Repealed March 31, 2015

1.9 Funds For Partnership Acquisition Projects Policy


  Land Transactions and Property Management 

2.1 Board Approval of Projects and Transactions Policy

2.2 Assessing Conservation Proposals

2.3 Acquisition and Management of Land

2.4 Conservation Covenants

2.5 NAPTEP (Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program)

2.6 Heritage Forest Land Acquisition and Protection Policy

2.7 Disposition of Land Policy

2.8 Covenant Enforcement Policy

2.9 Management Plan Costs Policy


  Communications, Cooperation and Liaison

3.1 Islands Trust Conservancy Local Planning Services Coordination Policy

3.2 Communicating Information Regarding Covenant and Acquisition Projects Policy

3.3 Relationships with External Groups Policy

3.4 Islands Trust Conservancy Board Role in Partnership Acquisition Projects Policy

3.5 Policy on Consulting Trust Council, Local Trust Committees, Island Municipalities,
      and Local Trustees on Islands Trust Conservancy Board Matters

3.6 Research Policy

3.7 FOIPP – Routinely Released Information Policy

3.8 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Policy

3.9 FOIPP Policy - Designation of Fees

Conservation Success Story: Steil's Woods Covenant

After more than 50 years immersed in the hustle and bustle of the lower mainland, Sara and Richard Steil now enjoy a quieter life surrounded by natural habitat they protected with a conservation covenant.

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Page last updated: 13/09/18
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