Long-time Salt Spring Island resident Basil Franey considers himself a custodian of the land and felt protecting the ecologically significant, scenic and historic Isabella Point property was something he had to do.
Isabella Point Covenant is a beautiful coastal property of maturing mixed conifer and woodland forests with rocky open bluffs. The land includes Douglas-fir, cedar, maple and arbutus trees, and provides habitat for several species at risk, most notably the Peregrine Falcon and Band-tailed Pigeon. Scientists have also located the federally endangered Sharp-tailed Snake nearby. A conservation covenant, held by the Islands Trust Conservancy and the Salt Spring Island Conservancy, now protects 2.15 hectares of rugged shoreline, forest and moss-covered rocky bluffs from human development and habitat loss.
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.
Page last updated: 13/08/18