The CVCP was formed in 2008, after concern was raised that there was no regional plan in the Comox Valley to prioritize and protect sensitive ecosystems on private land. The CVCP brings together local community-based groups and other stakeholders to support their projects and provide a voice for the value of conservation in our natural areas. The CVCP is administered by a Program Coordinator under the direction of the CVLT Executive Director and a volunteer Board of Directors.
The CVCP operates within the geographical region of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. 65,000 residents call this valley home and it includes the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, Comox Valley Regional District and the K’omoks First Nation
The CVCP acts as an umbrella group unifying its members to work toward our four common goals that ultimately will strengthen the protection of our sensitive ecosystems and natural areas.
Organizations can join the CVCP as a Partner Member or a Supporting Member; Partner Members actively participate on the CVCP steering committee, while Supporting Members support the decisions made by the steering committee. Both Partner and Supporting Members accept the principles of the CVCP by endorsing 9 Priority Recommendations for local government found in “Nature Without Borders 2nd Edition 2013: the Comox Valley Land Trust Regional Conservation Strategy” . This Strategy has been accepted and endorsed by all levels of local and regional government as a conservation guideline.