Dedicated to Protecting & Preserving
Special Places for Future Generations

Please give your feedback on the revised Medicine Beach Nature Reserve management plan on this short questionnaire:

World Wildlife Fund’s National Living Planet Index Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

2018 Christmas Bird Count photos
Penders make the Canada Wrap-up poster at page bottom
Putting a Bow on This Season’s Christmas Bird Count for Kids

 A Community Groups meeting and presentation
about the NMCAR was held at the
Pender Islands Community Hall 
January 17, 2018.
Read Elizabeth's report here.

Pender Kelp Project  PICA’s second annual
kelp mapping project took place this year
on August 19, 20 and 23 
  Report and Photos

2017 PICA Annual Report

2017 Fall Fair Report

The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus or Rana catesbeiana) has a large robust body that can reach 20 centimeters in length.  They are green or brown and have yellow or pale cream-to-white throats.

American bullfrogs displace native frogs in habitats they invade by outcompeting and depleting the food sources of native frogs.  Their colonization of lakes is followed by decline in the native red-legged frog and pacific chorus frog populations.

PICA colaborates with Parks Canada on the invasive American bullfrog problem, with work sessions planned for later this fall.  With Roe Lake sightings, Parks Canada is working towards removal of one individual, seen earlier in the spring.

BCSPCA website Frogs & Toads

Black-tailed deer, plant and bird populations in the Southern Gulf Islands and Coastal Douglas Fir Zone - A primer for local communities interested in environmental stewardship


The Salmon are Back!
Bowen Island, Howe Sound
 A documentary video by Bob Turner

Pender Islands Covenants


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Woodwinds Covenant

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Purple Martin Recovery Program

Bring Back the Bluebirds

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The Summer
2017 edition
of the Islands
Trust newsletter

The Heron

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view from the Medicine Beach parking lot

Medicine Beach Covenant

the trail though the woods

PICA has added two doggy-pots to the Medicine Beach Nature Sanctuary, one near the parking lot, and the other on the trail from Aldridge Road.  Please use them.  There are also new signs marking trails.  Help us protect this conservation covenant by staying on the marked trails.  PHOTOS


Entrance to Brooks Point trail
from Gowland Point road on South Pender Island


Chocolate Lily at Brooks Point

The textures of Brooks Point

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The World in a Barrel
Crude oil is the most traded commodity in the world.
What is it made of and where does it go?

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Nature Canada

Begun August  2014

Davy Joel Rippner