Enchanted Forest Conservation Covenant


Enchanted Forest is a seasonally-wet woodland that holds and absorbs groundwater for the surrounding community.  Willows and western redcedar shade the swamp below, and slough sedge, small-flowered bulrush, and salmonberry create a lush understory.  Visitors to the park can enjoy an interpretative walk through the forest, learning about the different plant species that thrive in its wet environment.  The trail ends at a scenic seasonal waterfall.

The Capital Regional District protects Enchanted Forest as a regional park.  A conservation covenant in favour of the Islands Trust Conservancy was placed on the property as a condition of a larger subdivision.  As a regional park with the second layer of security offered by the covenant, the forest will remain protected in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy.

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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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