Thetis Island Local Trust Area

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


Type of Protected Area Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)
Conservation Covenant 8.67 0.18
Ecological Reserve 1.65 0.03
Nature Reserve 40.34 0.83
Park - Community 7.10 0.15
Park - Provincial 134.69 2.76


192.45 3.95


Type of Marine Protection Area (ha)
Provincial Marine Protected Area 77.10
Rockfish Conservation Area 4,642.20
Total 4,656.60


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

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

Sensitive Ecosystems

Sensitive Ecosystems Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)  
Cliff 7.7 0.2  
Freshwater 10.1 0.2  
Herbaceous 152.3 3.1  
Mature Forest 830.7 17.0  
Old Forest 0 0  
Riparian 1.3 <0.1  
Wetland 256.2 5.3  
Woodland 872.7 17.9  


2,131.1 43.7  

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Species at Risk

The B.C. Conservation Data Centre has recorded sightings of Peregrine Falcon, anatum subspecies (red listed), Lindley's microseris (red listed), Erect pygmyweed (red listed), Townsend big-eared bat (blue listed), Surf Scoter (blue listed), Double-crested Cormorant (blue listed) and Poison oak (blue listed) in the Thetis Island Local Trust Area.  There may be additional species at risk in the Thetis 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 Thetis Island Local Trust Area is in the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone.  No Old Forest ecosystems were found in the local trust area indicating that the entire area was logged at one time or another; however, there may be remnant old growth trees.  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) 507 10.0  
Young Forest (40-80 yrs) 2,248 44.5  
Mature Forest (80-250 yrs) 871 17.2  

Modified Ecosystems in the Thetis Local Trust Area (2010)

Type of Modification

Area (ha)

Portion of LTA (%)  
Cultivated Field 99.6 2.0  
Rural 92.2 1.9  
Road 87.1 1.8  
Reservoir <0.1 <0.1  


278.9 5.7  


Page last updated: 11/04/18
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