Fire in the Cariboo

More tales from the Grasslands. Conservation field work – protecting special places – is often long hours and often full of surprises.  Some days more than others…         Fire in the Cariboo Spring 1997. We had made our way up through the Gang Ranch on the long dirt road that eventually crosses the Chilcotin River at Farwell Canyon Bridge. The road then continues through grasslands, through ranch country, to meet the highway that runs from Williams Lake

Tales from the Field…

Conservation work – protecting Special Places – doesn’t just happen by itself. It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance. It takes a lot of miles traveling on the back roads of our great country. And sometimes it takes a little creativity. Here, Bill Turner tells of one creative encounter from his days at The Land Conservancy that paid off.   Tales from the Field… June 1998. We had been waiting for several hours at the junction, and not

The Michelangelo Test

It is said that the sculptor Michelangelo considered it a productive day if there was a pile of marble chips on the floor at the end of the day. I like to think of this as the “Michelangelo Test” for a good day – a day where I have made progress toward my goals. I may not have finished anything, but if that pile of chips is there I can feel good that the day has not been wasted. This test

INTO Survey

INTO is working with Manchester University to conduct a survey for members of the public under the age of 30. The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is an international network of National Trusts and similar non-governmental organisations, globally diverse but united by a shared commitment to conserving and sustaining our shared heritage, such as buildings, gardens and monuments. Through cooperation, coordination and comradeship between the international community of National Trusts, INTO works to develop and promote best conservation practices, increase

Nathan Creek Farm

Posted February 23, 2014 The National Trust has now assumed the lease from the provincial crown on Nathan Creek Farm in the Township of Langley. By doing so we have assured the future for Nathan Creek Farm for at least another 30 years. Nathan Creek Farm operates a CSA program. At the moment there are a few places open on their list. Act fast to secure a place and do good while eating well. For more information see their website.