Mayne Island Local Trust Area

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


Type of Protected Area

Area (ha)

Portion of LTA (%)  
Nature Reserve 0.54 0.02  
Park - Community 34.86 1.47  
Park - Federal 19.50 0.82  
Park - Regional 76.55 3.23  


131.45 5.55  


Type of Marine Protection Area (ha)  
Federal Marine Protected Area 138.50  
Rockfish Conservation Area 1186.90  
Glass Sponge Reef Fishing Closure Area 210.10  
Total 1425.60  


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


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

Sensitive Ecosystems

Sensitive Ecosystems Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)  
Cliff 0 0  
Freshwater 1.0 <0.1  
Herbaceous 25.5 1.1  
Mature Forest 391.4 16.5  
Old Forest 5.1 0.2  
Riparian 0.6 <0.1  
Wetland 31.1 1.3  
Woodland 65.9 2.8  


520.5 22.0  

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Species at Risk

The B.C. Conservation Data Centre has recorded sightings of Peregrine Falcon (red listed), Erect pygmyweed (red listed), Slender popcornflower (red listed), Propertius duskywing (blue listed), Slimleaf onion (blue listed) in the Mayne Island Local Trust Area.  There may be additional species at risk in the Mayne 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 Mayne Island Local Trust Area is in the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone.  More than 5 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) 36 0.7  
Young Forest (40-80 yrs) 1,137 22.5  
Mature Forest (80-250 yrs) 429 8.5  
Old Forest (>250 years) 5 0.1  

Modified Ecosystems in the Mayne Local Trust Area (2010)

Type of Modification

Area (ha)

Portion of LTA (%)  
Cultivated Field 244.7 10.3  
Rural 363.2 15.3  
Urban 8.0 0.3  
Road 126.2 5.3  
Gravel Pit 0.3 <0.1  


742.5 31.3  
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