Fundraising deadline extended!
Thanks to you, as of today we have reached over 93% of our goal! The support and good will we have received from so many people has been nothing short of incredible. And we know there are still people out there who want to help bring this amazing story to a successful conclusion.
So, we are going to go for it. We are notifying the vendor that we will complete the deal to secure the land by the August 28th, giving us two extra weeks to fundraise. Every step and every cheer counts as we race for the finish line! Please let people know we are going to keep pushing until we get there. We can do this!
Right now, there is an incredible opportunity to preserve one of Canada’s most famous and beautiful inlets.
Located along British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, Princess Louisa Inlet is often referred to as the Yosemite of the North for good reason: it is considered the best example of a southern fjord in North America. This roadless undeveloped inlet is considered an invaluable gem, long recognized for its overwhelming beauty, cultural value, and high wildlife and biodiversity values.
The area is not only internationally famous and incredibly scenic, it also has important wildlife values, including grizzly bears, mountain goats, eagles, marbled murrelets, northern goshawk, lichen and moss communities, marine life, and other flora and fauna. It deserves protection.
Today, three lots with 4.5 kilometres of ocean front comprising most of the southern side of the inlet are for sale. A forestry company has put in an offer to buy, but we have been able to secure a Purchase and Sale agreement giving us until August 15 to raise the funds. Now we need your support in order to preserve this gem of a place - forever.
How you can help
The total project cost is approximately $3 million. Thanks to friends like you, we are almost there. Now we just need to close the gap and make sure we can protect the lands and their invaluable wildlife and biodiversity values.
We are now looking for partners interested in joining us in creating a lasting legacy in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most breathtaking destinations. No matter how big or small, every donation matters and will make a difference.
Our goal is to permanently protect the Princess Louisa Inlet by acquiring the land and transferring it to BC Parks for conversion into a Class A Provincial Park.
The property is part of a larger project to protect the entire Inlet and connect it with other important land.
Princess Louisa is on the Province’s top 10 priority ‘new parks’ list, and their previous planning supports the inclusion of Crown land surrounding the private pieces into a park. The land is also important to the local First Nation, for whom it is culturally significant.
We wish to leverage this purchase by having the Province bundle it with adjoining Crown lands and an existing park in the area to create 9,000 hectares of protected area.
The Princess Louisa International Society already donated considerable funds in creating the existing park and currently funds an annual park ranger position in the area, providing long-term stewardship capacity to the project.
The marine portion of the inlet already has federal protection designations. Our campaign goal of purchasing the three lots and leveraging Crown land would allow you to contribute to protecting this iconic inlet from mountain top to ocean floor, creating a unique model of whole ecosystem preservation.
Please join us and Princess Louisa Inlet, so we can pass on the magic of this natural treasure, forever.