Habitat Acquisition Trust is a regional land trust that conserves nature on south Vancouver Island. We envision a future where the full array of natural habitats on south Vancouver Island and southern Gulf Islands is healthy and conserved.
There are five ways we work to achieve our vision:
- by increasing the amount of protected natural area in our region;
- by maintaining and restoring natural areas;
- by engaging the public;
- by creating community partnerships; and
- by ensuring HAT's organizational excellence.
HAT accepts donations of property, purchases land, and helps landowners establish permanent legal restrictions to protect natural habitats. HAT works in partnership with governments and other non-profit organizations to achieve our goals. We also work with communities, schools, and individual landowners to enhance habitat protection on private land - making everyone part of the solution!