The Metchosin Foundation is a non-political charitable organization registered under the Canada Revenue Agency. It has been created to:
Encourage and support the rural nature of Metchosin,
Support and maintain a harmonious community, and
Preserve and safeguard Metchosin’s unique ecosystems, flora and fauna for the benefit of all Canadians.
About The Metchosin Foundation
Metchosin’s coast, meadows, forest, woodlands and mountainous areas include some of Canada’s rarest species and ecosystems. Being located in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains has produced a mild, seasonally dry climate that favours flora and fauna that are unique in Canada. Our Garry oak woodland is one of the rarest ecosystems in Canada, featuring displays of camas and fawn lilies that draw admirers from far and wide. The remnant old growth Coastal Douglas-fir forests at Mary Hill and Rocky Point are considered globally significant.
The Metchosin Foundation was started in order to preserve our rare species and the forests and meadows that they inhabit. To that end we work with landowners to ensure that the landscapes they love will be protected into the future. Facilitating and supporting conservation covenants is the main tool at our disposal to help preserve these ecosystems.