Thetis Island Nature Conservancy (ThINC) is a registered charity located on a small Gulf Island in the Salish Sea off the coast of British Columbia. It lies within the Coastal Douglas-fir Biogeoclimatic Zone and is home to the Douglas-fir, the Western Red Cedar, the Garry Oak, the Great Blue Heron, the Camas, the Pacific Herring, the Black-tailed Deer, the Little Brown Myotis, the Banana Slug, the Swallowtail Butterfly, the Red-legged Frog and many other species.
Many millennia before the first settlers, Coast Salish ancestors lived on Thetis and throughout these Salish Sea “Gulf Islands”. Remnants of their villages, clam gardens, middens, sacred burial grounds and daily life exist here. Today, we are learning how to incorporate local Indigenous perspectives and practices into our thinking and relationships with the natural world. We are honoured and grateful to live on the traditional territory of the Punelexutth (Penelakut) First Nation.
Our goals are nature education, conservation and stewardship of natural ecosystems, and promotion of community food security.
Charitable Number: 852196047 RR0001