MHNR Questionnaire Open until March 15, 2021

Islands Trust Conservancy acknowledges and respects that Thetis Island is within the territory of Coast Salish Peoples, the Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Lyackson First Nation, Penelakut Tribe, SEMYOME (Semiahmoo) First Nation, Snuneymuxw First Nation, Stz'uminus (Chemainus) First Nation, and Ts'uubaa-asatx (Lake Cowichan) First Nation.

Moore Hill Nature Reserve is a 21-hectare nature reserve located on the east side of Thetis Island and was acquired in 2017 as the result of two years of active fundraising by the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy, the Cowichan Community Land Trust and the Islands Trust Conservancy. MHNR includes Moore Hill which is 585 metres above sea level and is the highest point of the ridge on the east side of Thetis Island. MHNR has approximately 425 metres of shoreline with sea cliffs and rock boulder terrain near sea level.  Numerous caves, cliffs and crevices provide excellent habitat for bats and other species that require these features as part of their habitat needs.  

The Islands Trust Conservancy’s primary goal is to protect and nurture the sensitive ecosystems and natural values on this land. The information and actions required to achieve this goal and guide the management of the property are set out in a management plan that is updated every 10 years. We welcome community input and ask you to share your thoughts on the protection and long-term management of the Moore Hill Nature Reserve.                           

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* 1. Are you a resident of Thetis Island?

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* 2. Have you ever visited the land that is now Moore Hill Nature Reserve? If so, how often?

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* 3. If you have visited Moore Hill Nature Reserve before, what did you do there?

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* 4. Please list any wildlife and unique plant species you have seen in or near Moore Hill Nature Reserve:

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* 5. What do you believe to be the most important values of nature reserves? (choose three)

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* 6. What activities do you believe are incompatible with the protection of natural features, and should not be allowed within Moore Hill Nature Reserve?

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* 7. What do you feel could be the greatest threat to the health of this nature reserve, and should be the highest management priority for the Islands Trust Conservancy?

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* 8. Due to the cultural and ecological importance of MHNR and the difficulty of the terrain, it has been recommended that there be no public trails. Do you have any thoughts on public access?

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* 9. Please provide any other relevant information that will help us make the best management decisions for Moore Hill Nature Reserve.

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* 10. Please share with us any history you know about this property or any knowledge you have about unique cultural or other special features on the property.

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* 11. If you would like to receive periodic updates from the Islands Trust Conservancy on this and other conservation projects on the islands, please provide your name and email address:

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