Land Aquisition Program

Contact

Cheryl Wirsz, MCIP, RPP, RI
Senior Land Officer
Cheryl.Wirsz@gov.bc.ca
Phone: 778 698-4292

A Donor’s Story:
The Pelletier Family

The Pelletier Family

On February 11, 2011 Denis Pelletier donated 60 acres of land valued at $475,000 for addition to White Lake Grasslands Protected Area.
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Land Acquisition Program

Donating Land to BC Parks

From the international biosphere in Clayquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island to B.C.’s unique inland temperate rainforest in the east; from the northern Serengeti that is the Spatsizi Plateau to the northern most reaches of the Great Basin desert of the southern interior, B.C. has a vast array of terrain and climate conditions. They represent a diversity of habitat and all are in need of on-going support.

Multi-Partner Conservation Programs

BC Parks is about more than enjoying and conserving our natural environment. We also partner with other levels of government, First Nations, conservation organizations and land owners to help manage, protect and enhance a variety of natural areas from the environmentally valuable estuaries and intertidal habitats along B.C.’s rugged coast to the unique diversity of the southern interior to wetlands of the central and northern interior. Read more »

Land Acquisition Partnerships

BC Parks also partners with private individuals, corporations and the non-profit sector to acquire land to be included in parks, protected areas, wildlife management areas or other conservation areas. In the last five years alone, over $13 million in property and donations have gone to increasing B.C.’s parks and protected areas though partnerships. Read more »

Land Donations

The provincial government accepts land donations if the land will enhance the Parks and Protected Areas system. In exchange for these donations, tax receipts are offered, provided the gifts are not required compensation for a subdivision process. The Province also participates in the Federal Ecological Gifts program that offers tax receipts with the ability to offset capital gains. Get more infomation »

BC Parks Partnership & Donation Program