Mayne Island Conservancy Society

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Tread Lightly



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Print Edition Distributed Without Charge

This useful handbook is distributed free for the use of seasonal and year-round residents and other property owners. Copies can be picked up at the offices of Remax and Gulfport Realty, at Mayne Island Building Supply.

The Mayne Island Conservancy Society thanks the following for their generous funding of this project:

  • Islands Trust -Local Trust Committee
  • Mayne Island Agricultural Society
  • Mayne Island Community Chamber of Commerce
  • Mayne Island Integrated Water System Society
  • Mayne Island Lions Club
  • Mayne Island Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Mayne Island Recycling Society
  • Dereck Atha of Gulfport Realty
  • Malcolm Scott and Kathie Warning of RE/MAX Realty
We particularly thank Sally Sexsmith for her instructive and amusing illustrations. Submissions from our local contributors have been lightly edited by Directors of MICS

A printable .pdf file of this document can be downloaded here

Tips for Visitors



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Print Edition Distributed Without Charge

This brochure packed with helpful hints for the occasional visitor to Mayne Island is distributed free via tourist information racks sited throughout the island.

The Mayne Island Conservancy Society thanks the following for their generous funding of this project:

  • Islands Trust -Local Trust Committee
  • Mayne Island Agricultural Society
  • Mayne Island Community Chamber of Commerce
  • Mayne Island Integrated Water System Society
  • Mayne Island Lions Club
  • Mayne Island Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Mayne Island Recycling Society
  • Dereck Atha of Gulfport Realty
  • Malcolm Scott and Kathie Warning of RE/MAX Realty
Again thanks Sally Sexsmith for her wonderful thumbnail illustrations.

A printable .pdf file of this document can be downloaded here

Bird Checklist - Compiled by Michael Dunn



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For Sale in Selected Outlets

This checklist is based upon the obsevations of birds provided by Christmas Bird Counts, spring breeding counts, unpublished Canadian Wildlife Service and Environment Canada data, Birds of British Columbia and the personal observations of Mayne Island birders over many years. It has been compiled to help residents and visitors learn more about the birds that live, or spend time on Mayne Island and its surrounding waters.The sections include notes about:

  • The Ecosystems of Mayne Island
  • The Year at a Glance
  • Where to Look
  • Possible, Probable or "to Look for" Species
The checklist itself comprises 12 pages of annotated references organised by type with spaces for free-form observational records. The booklet is printed on Permafibre weatherproof paper well suited to use under field conditions.

Available at the Mayne Island Conservancy's table at the summertime weekly Farmers Markets at a cost of $5.00 and also at the Tree Frog Gallery and Happy Tides Health Foods, both at the Fernhill Centre. We are most grateful that these Mayne Island businesses remit the entire proceeds to MICS.

Mayne Island in the Salish Sea



Mayne Island Image
For Sale at the Mayne Island Farmers' Markets and at some MICS events

Now that the Salish Sea is official, Islanders and Visitors may want to mark the event by buying the wonderful "Mayne Island in the Salish Sea" map/poster created for the Community Mapping Project in 2001.

The artwork, lettering and overall coordination were the responsibility of Tania Godoroja Pearse, Glenda Goodman, Sally Sexsmith and Tina Farmilo.

We are grateful for the generosity of the artists that enables all of the money raised from these sales to be dedicated to MICS projects.

Mayne Island Ortho Photo, 2009



Mayne Island Image
For Sale at the Mayne Island Farmers' Markets and at some MICS events

The images used to compile this map were taken in the Ortho Photographic Survey performed for the Islands Trust in 2009. The originals were at a scale of 1:16,000 with a resolution of 30 cm per pixel.

This image was assembled by Chris Fretwell and are used with the permission of the Islands Trust. The scale is 1:26,500. The reproductions are available with or without a property boundary overlay - the approx size is 12" X 17"

  • $10.00 Unlaminated
  • $15.00 Laminated

Good & Bad Plants



On-Line Information

Thanks are due to Al and Dell Maxwell who took the photographs and sourced the caption information contained within this on-line resource. Perhaps one day we will be able to afford to put this Mayne Island-specific compilation into print as a field guide, but for now click here to view their "heroes and rogue's" gallery.

Daphne: Wanted Dead



Available at N/C from the Conservancy's office and at the Farmers Market

Thanks to Rob Underhill, Mayne Island Community Stewardship Program project lead, 2011-12 who researched the content and designed the brochure

For an on-line version of the brochure click here

Mayne Island Community Conservation and Sustainability Plan



Sustainability Planning has been added to the list of current projects - read the final draft of this plan dated November 20, 2011 here

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