B.C. Conservation Officer Service encourages the public to report all sightings/pet and livestock losses/deer kills to us immediately at our 24/7 reporting line 1-877-952-7277. Use the RAPP form to report known or suspected violations of fisheries, wildlife, or environmental protection laws, except salmon-related violations.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada To report suspicious fishing activity or habitat violations, please contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office, email us at DFO.ORR-ONS.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca, or call the 24-hour, toll-free “Observe, Record Report line” at 1-800-465-4336.
Other conservation organizations
- Islands Trust Conservancy
- Sunshine Coast Conservation Association
- Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society
- Land Trust Alliance of BC
- Islands Trust – The Islands Trust is a federation of local government bodies that plan land use and regulate development in the trust area
- Island Trust Fund – Working with communities to protect Canada’s islands in the Salish Sea
- Sunshine Coast Regional District – The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) provides services and regional government to more than 28,000 residents.
- The Gambier Island Conservancy – The Gambier Island Conservancy is dedicated to: developing appropriate management strategies to preserve and restore Gambier’s biological diversity, and enhancing and sharing knowledge of its ecosystems.
- Green Admiral Nature Restoration – Green Admiral restores natural areas in North and West Vancouver and the Howe Sound islands on private property, parks, or along “rights of way”.
- The Future of Howe Sound Society – The Future of Howe Sound Society is committed to the conservation and stewardship of Howe Sound for current and future generations through promoting community involvement and creating a comprehensive land use plan.
- Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council – A non-profit society that works to minimize the negative impacts caused by invasive species on the south coast of British Columbia, Canada, in cooperation with organizations, First Nations, governments and industry.
- Georgia Straight Alliance – To protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of Georgia Strait, its adjoining waters and communities.
- Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative – a Non-profit Society working towards the designation of Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and strengthen collaboration for a sustainable future
Protect Ecosystems with a Conservation Covenant: A conservation covenant is a voluntary, legal agreement between you and a conservation organization. A covenant protects natural features on your land not just while you own the land, but after the property is transferred to new owners. Putting a covenant on your property allows you to permanently protect the land you love. Learn more
Protect your Land and Save Money with NAPTEP: Protecting your land with a NAPTEP (Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program) conservation covenant gives you the opportunity to receive a 65% exemption on your property taxes each year. NAPTEP makes conservation affordable in the islands. Learn more
Care for Natural Features on your Land: You play an important role in the lives of the plants and animals sharing your property. With careful planning, you can reduce the impact your daily activities have on the ecosystems on the islands. Learn more
Atlk’a7tsem/Howe Sound Guides
- Upper Howe Sound birding checklist ( Important Bird Area info)
- Invasive species guide
- Coastal Shore Stewardship: A Guide for Planners, Builders and Developers
- Green Shores For Homes, Islands Trust
- Green Shores Program, Stewardship Centre of B.C.
- Ocean Watch – Howe Sound Edition