Clam Bay Farms Conservation Covenant


Clam Bay Farms is an active 43.3-hectare farm on North Pender Island. The large property is partially Agricultural Land Reserve and includes significant forested areas. The owner applied for re-zoning on portions of the property through the Islands Trust. One of the conditions of rezoning was to protect 8.26 hectares of provincially red-listed ecosystems through a conservation covenant.

The covenant area is mature forest of Douglas-fir, Western redcedar, grand fir and bigleaf maple. The Clam Bay conservation covenant protects two veteran (500-800 year old) Douglas-fir trees. Protecting the lush forest and ancient trees on the property is a source of pride for the landowner and farm team.

The Clam Bay conservation covenant extends a network of protected places on North Pender Island. To the west is the Found Road Ocean Access managed by the Pender Islands Parks and Recreation Commission and a 30 hectare covenant held by the North Pender Island Local Trust Committee restricting tree-cutting. To the east, a one-hectare conservation covenant held by the Islands Trust Conservancy follows the southern side of Clam Bay Road. Connected protected areas allow forest dwelling species to move freely and safely through a variety of habitats.

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The Steils and the Steil's Woods Covenant

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

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Page last updated: 13/08/18
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