Cowichan Community Land Trust Society

The Cowichan Land Trust is a non-profit society located in Duncan, British Columbia. It is a registered charity in Canada and is entitled to hold conservation covenants in British Columbia. It was founded in 1995 by a group of concerned citizens who wished to help landowners find alternatives to the degradation of natural areas and wildlife habitat.


The Cowichan Community Land Trust is committed to conserving, protecting, and enhancing the quality of the human and natural environment in and near the Cowichan Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada


We help to take care of the land and water in the Cowichan Valley for the benefit of all life now and in the future. We do this by acquiring land, entering into conservation agreements, and by providing education and support to individuals and other groups who are caring for the land.

Board of Directors

Eve Savory

Roger Wiles

Bruce Coates

Jim Ayers

Kelly Loch

Pete Keber

Executive Director: Stephanie Cottell |

What is a Land Trust?

Land Trusts (also called conservancies) are non-profit charitable societies that operate for the benefit of all living things, and are dedicated to the conservation, protection and management of our natural and cultural heritage. The conservation of privately owned land is done through public education programs, cooperative landowner contact and stewardship programs, holding conservation covenants, land purchases and donations. Land Trusts rely on community support through volunteers, memberships, and donations. For more information about land trusts, visit