OUR STEERING COMMITTEE

The CVCP seeks the advice of its steering committee members, knowledgeable individuals from the community, and environmental professionals.

Partner Members include:

  • Beaufort Watershed Stewards
  • Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society
  • Comox Valley Land Trust
  • Comox Valley Naturalists
  • Courtenay & District Fish and Game Protective Association
  • Cumberland Community Forest Society
  • Cumberland Wetlands Working Group
  • MARS Wildlife Rescue Society
  • Millard Piercy Watershed Society
  • Morrison Creek Streamkeepers
  • Project Watershed
  • Puntledge River Forest Protection Society
  • Tsolum River Restoration Society

Supporting Members include:

  • Arden Area Residents Association
  • Black Creek Streamkeepers
  • Comox Valley Council of Canadians
  • Comox Valley Sustainability Project
  • Friends of the Comox Lazo Forest Society
  • Friends of Strathcona Park
  • Forbidden Plateau Residents Association
  • Macdonald Wood Park Society
  • Merville Area Residents and Ratepayers Association
  • Oyster River Management Committee
  • Saratoga and Miracle Beach Residents Association
  • Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Association
Beaufort Watershed Stewards
Beaufort Watershed Stewards
Beaufort Watershed Stewards (BWS) is a recently formed group of local citizens in the Fanny Bay area and advocates for a healthy watershed that sustains the quality and quantity of our water for future generations. Lise Lague (Secretary) and Mike Mesford (Technical Director) are BWS’s representatives on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Brooklyn Watershed Society
Brooklyn Watershed Society
Formed in 2007, the Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society (BCWS) is an organization dedicated to the protection, preservation, and restoration of the Brooklyn Creek Watershed through community stewardship and education. Ian Moul (Acting President) is BCWS’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Comox Valley Land Trust
Comox Valley Land Trust
Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that works to protect and conserve the ecologically significant land and wildlife habitat of the Comox Valley region. The Comox Valley Land Trust operates three programs: the Comox Valley Conservation Partnership program; the Land Protection Program; and a Science & Research program. Michael Nihls (Vice-President) is CVLT’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Comox Valley Nature
Comox Valley Nature
Comox Valley Nature (CVN) is a non-profit society affiliated to BC Nature consisting only of volunteers. CVN fulfills its educational mandate by hosting monthly lectures and organizing free weekly guided hikes for members. The society also undertakes a variety of environmental projects. Kate Panayotof (Volunteer) is CVN’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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The Comox Youth Climate Council
The Comox Youth Climate Council
Comox Youth Climate Council (CYCC) is a group of dedicated high school, college, and university students in the Comox Valley. It is through an intersectional framework that the CYCC advocates for the needs of youth and meaningful climate action. Marie-Gabrielle Béchard (Peer Mentor) is CYCC’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Courtenay & District Fish and Game Protective Association
Courtenay & District Fish and Game Protective Association
Courtenay & District Fish and Game Protective Association (CDFGPA) with the support of their 2500 members; actively undertakes programs that benefit Comox Valley communities and the local economy, through protecting and enhancing fish and game resources and their habitats. Glenn Prior (Director) is CDFGPA’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Cumberland Community Forest Society
Cumberland Community Forest Society
Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) was formed in 2000 with the mission to purchase and protect the Cumberland forest for its ecological, historical, economic and recreational values. Guided by the shared belief that this forest is now worth more to our community standing, the society is supported by hundreds of monthly donors from Cumberland and beyond. Meaghan Cursons (Executive Director) is CCFS’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Cumberland Wetlands Working Group
Cumberland Wetlands Working Group
Cumberland Wetlands Working Group (CWWG) was formed by a group of volunteer stewards in February 2017. In 2019, they hosted a widely successful Cumberland Wetlands Conference and continue their work on monitoring and advocating for the health of local our wetlands. Steve Morgan (Volunteer and activist) is CWWG’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Millard Piercy Watershed Stewards
Millard Piercy Watershed Stewards
Millard Piercy Watershed Stewards (MPWS) is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization in the Comox Valley which focuses on conservation and rehabilitation of the Millard/Piercy watershed. Their team of volunteers count salmon, conduct water quality testing, and carry out riparian and instream restoration projects. Tanis Gower (Biologist) is MPWS’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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MARS Wildlife Rescue
MARS Wildlife Rescue
MARS Rescue Society in Merville BC, works to conserve and protect native wildlife and its natural habitat through education and rehabilitation. Jan Smith (Board Member, Habitat Steward and Visitor Centre Guide) is MARS’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Morrison Creek Streamkeepers
Morrison Creek Streamkeepers
Morrison Creek Streamkeepers (MCS), are a group of watershed residents and community members dedicated to preserving, rehabilitating and promoting public awareness of the Morrison Creek watershed. MCS works to protect and preserve the endangered Morrison Creek Lamprey and, with it, other species in the Creek. Kathryn Clouston (Director) is MSC’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Project Watershed
Project Watershed
Project Watershed Society (PW) works to protect, restore, and sustain the watersheds, estuaries, and the near-shore ecosystems, within the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and beyond. Bill Heidrick (Vice-Chair) and Caitlin Pierzchalski (Executive Director) are PW’s representatives on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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Puntledge River Forest Protective Society
Puntledge River Forest Protective Society
Puntledge River Forest Protection Society (PRFPS) was formed in 2020 as a result of public concern to protect Bevan Trails and the forest along the Puntledge River. PRFPS became involved with the CVCP to work with other local conservation partners to build a strong based case for conservation of this area. Devin Burton (Volunteer) is PRFPS’s representative on the CVCP Steering Committee.
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The CVCP is always looking to partner with new organizations and groups working towards the same goals and objectives. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to participate.

HELP US PRESERVE THE BEAUTY OF THE COMOX VALLEY

Since our formation in 1999, the Comox Valley Land Trust has protected and conserved almost 300 hectares of ecologically significant land and wildlife habitat. This success is thanks to the vision and generosity of our donors and partners. Your donation to CVLT goes directly to acquiring and protecting the natural wealth of the Comox Valley.