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In 1971, The Nature Trust of British Columbia took on the daunting task of protecting the natural riches of the province by building a treasury of wild natural areas to conserve iconic and important species at risk. Four decades later, The Nature Trust of BC is a leading non-profit land conservation organization. We acquire and care for more than 480 conservation properties covering 175,000 acres (71,000 hectares) across BC. Treasured places like the Salmon River with its abundance of fish, birds and elk on Vancouver Island, Boundary Bay on the flight path of hundreds of thousands of migrating birds in the Lower Mainland, the White Lake Basin which is home to many species at risk in the Okanagan, and the magnificent 10,000 acre Hoodoos property in the Kootenays are protected for future generations. BC is endowed with the highest number of species of any province or territory in Canada. Yet, 43% of these species are on the watch lists because of low or dwindling populations. Saving their habitat is the first step in protecting our wildlife, fish and plants. The success of The Nature Trust depends on those who share our passion for BC. With every donation a donor makes, we recognize the trust that is being placed in our hands. This is why our organization places a high priority on operating in a fiscally responsible manner. We carry no debt and no mortgages and undertake yearly audits. The Nature Trust of BC is driven by an exceptional group of professionals with a passion for conservation. A balance of science and business expertise build a solid base of research and experience to save homes for endangered species.