2003 saw an agreement completed between the Province of Alberta and the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) to protect Legacy Island as an important natural habitat. The island is located on the Bow River, south of Carsland.
The Bow River Chapter of TUC are the guardians of the property and are responsible for the ongoing protection of the ecosystem of the island. The 2013 Bow River flood had a devastating impact on Legacy Island. Trees were uprooted, gravel moved and the road access and parking area destroyed. Work is now being done to restore the site.