Established in 1991, Conservancy Hornby Island (CHI) is a volunteer organization formed to undertake and support local and regional conservation projects to benefit Hornby Island’s land and marine environments. A Constitution and By-laws provide the purpose and guidance to a Board of Directors responsible for the ongoing management of programs.
To preserve and foster stewardship of the human and natural environment of Hornby and adjacent waters
To promote human tenure on the Earth in ways compatible with its nature
To encourage and undertake activities directed toward creating and maintaining compatible, sustainable, mutually beneficial interaction between the community and its members, and the natural environment
To encourage and undertake public education and individual community participation in resource, marine and land use management activities which favor the purposes of the Society.
To encourage and undertake the establishment of wilderness and other natural habitat preserves for the benefit of this and future generations
To facilitate or initiate research programs involving local citizens and qualified persons on important issues relevant to the purpose of the Society
To raise money and acquire funds and other assistance, and to own, acquire and to take by purchase, donation, devise, or otherwise, land or personal property: and to expend, sell, exchange, lease, let, improve or develop same for the purposes of the Society