Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area

Protected Areas in the Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area (2018)



Type of Protected Area

Area (ha)

Portion of LTA (%)  
Conservation Covenant 3.13 0.04  
Ecological Reserve 216.63 2.94  
Nature Reserve 145.01 1.97  
Park - Provincial 508.41 6.91  


873.18 11.86  


Type of Marine Protection Area (ha)  
Provincial Marine Protected Area 2401.20  
Rockfish Conservation Area 7339.80  
Glass Sponge Reef Fishing Closure Area 231.70  
Total 8939.70  


NB: There is overlap of marine protected area boundaries, therefore the total area of marine protected areas is not additive.


Ecosystem Values in the Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area (2010)

Sensitive Ecosystems

Sensitive Ecosystems Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)  
Cliff 2.8 <0.1  
Freshwater 29.5 0.4  
Herbaceous 618.9 8.4  
Mature Forest 2,246.1 30.5  
Old Forest 315.4 4.3  
Riparian 0 0  
Wetland 564.5 7.7  
Woodland 1,272.3 17.3  


5,107.9 68.6  

View the ecosystem maps for Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area

Species at Risk

The B.C. Conservation Data Centre has recorded sightings of Giant chain fern (blue listed) and Hairy gumweed (red listed) in the Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area.  There may be additional species at risk in the Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area that are not recorded with the B.C. Conservation Data Centre or whose locations are considered confidential information.

Forested Ecosystems

The Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area is in the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone.  More than 315 hectares of old forest ecosystems were found in the local trust area.  The breakdown of forests by age class is (note: this includes woodland sensitive ecosystems, so percentages will vary from the sensitive ecosystems section above):

Forest Type Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)  
Pole/Sapling Forest (<40 yrs) 147 2.9  
Young Forest (40-80 yrs) 2,511 49.7  
Mature Forest (80-250 yrs) 3,028 59.9  
Old Forest (>250 years) 315 6.2  

Modified Ecosystems in the Lasqueti Local Trust Area (2010)

Type of Modification

Area (ha)

Portion of LTA (%)  
Cultivated Field 112.4 1.5  
Rural 320.7 4.4  


433.2 5.9  


Page last updated: 11/04/18
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