Where Eagles Soar
Photo by Melanie Leeson
Creating the 1st Bald Eagle Preserve
on Vancouver Island
And 1 of only 3 in British Columbia
French Creek Estuary Land could become the 1st Bald Eagle Preserve on Vancouver Island and 1 of only 3 in all of British Columbia.
David Hancock, world renowned Bald eagle expert of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation proposed the idea due to the area’s significance for resident, nesting and northern wintering eagles. “It’s an incredibly diverse and rich habitat supporting hundreds of species of wildlife."
We're 75% of the Way There
Property owner, French Creek House, Ltd., is poised to generously gift over 12 acres of land to the community for the Eagle Preserve. When added to the existing Community Park over 17 of 23 acres will be conserved. The owners would like to sell their remaining 5 acres of land for conservation and see it added to the Eagle Preserve.
Proposed Eagle Preserve
The green outline is the land to be donated by French Creek House Ltd. for the Eagle Preserve.
The green shaded area is the five acres for sale
which could be added to the preserve.
French Creek Estuary Land is an intact, richly diverse forest with rare, 150 year old Coastal Douglas fir and Western Red cedar, vital wetlands and crucial riparian areas protecting the estuary.
The significance of securing and conserving this land is critical to the success of many species.
Five Acres of Forest Still at Risk
This is one of BC's rarest ecosystems, Older Growth Coastal Douglas fir forest. If sold for development we will lose these trees and crucial habitat for wildlife including Species at Risk. Purchasing this five acres will keep intact the vital wildlife corridor of forest, wetlands, pond and riparian areas beside the French Creek Estuary and it's salmon and trout bearing creek.
Purchase and Protect
Together let’s conserve French Creek Estuary Land as a Bald Eagle Preserve. French Creek House Ltd.
is willing to sell their remaining 5 acres for conservation to become part of the Eagle Preserve.
Help the Eagles Soar!
The Save Estuary Land Society and the
Friends of French Creek Conservation Society are working together to fundraise community contributions toward the purchase of the 5 acres.
Join us by making YOUR donation today!