The 72-acre (29-hectare) Kindwood Conservation Area is located in the District of Highlands on Vancouver Island, just north of Victoria. The Kindwood property was acquired as part of the transfer of 26 properties from the Land Conservancy to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2015. Kindwood is dominated by Coastal Douglas-fir forests, with rocky Garry oak outcrop ecosystems interspersed throughout. These globally-imperiled ecosystems support disproportionately high levels of biodiversity in comparison to other ecosystems in coastal British Columbia. Rare and endangered species like the peregrine falcon require intact forested habitat, such as that found at Kindwood, for nesting and perching. NCC acquired the Kindwood Conservation Area with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)