SDG 15: Life On Land

UN SDG 15 - Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

CENTEKI - the time of the sockeye

CENTEKI Moon - the time of the sockeye

The W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moon calendar, SḴÁU ȽTE, represents the natural laws of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) people. This month's moon, CENTEKI, the time of the sockeye, signifies the first salmon to arrive...the sockeye.

PENAWEN - the harvest time

Penawen moon
The W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moon calendar, SḴÁU ȽTE, represents the natural laws of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) people. This month's moon, Pexawen, the harvest time, signifies the hunting and gathering and harvesting and the abundance of food.

Sxanel: The Arrival of the Bullhead

13 Moon calendar - Sxanel- deepening spring

The W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moon calendar, SḴÁU ȽTE, represents the natural laws of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) people. This month's moon, Sxanal, the bullhead, signifies a deepening of spring, birds arriving, flowers blooming and the bullheads are back.

San Juans Citizens Alliance

In 1986 a group of concerned citizens joined forces, launching the Alliance to protect their families and neighbors from the impacts of unchecked oil and gas development. Over the years, the organization grew to address a broad array of issues concerning the quality and protection of regional air, land, and water resources. The Alliance has over 1000 dues-paying members and thousands of supporters who care passionately about preserving the unique qualities of this region. We are supported by eight staff members who add decades of technical and strategic expertise to the cause.

American Friends of Canadian Conservation

American Friends of Canadian Conservation accomplishes its land and water preservation mission through innovative partnerships and its ability to access valuable bi-national financial incentives. Qualified Canadian conservation entities identify properties what are high priorities for protection and owned by US taxpayers.

Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy

We welcome you to get involved in stewarding and conserving our wonderful precious island. You can help by joining as a member, getting involved in local stewardship activities, and by donating to local acquisition campaigns.

Hornby Island Conservancy


  • 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

Gabriola Land and Trails Trust

Gabriola Lands & Trails Trust was formed in 2004 with the stated purpose:
"…to secure, develop and sustain a network of parkland and trails on Gabriola Island for the benefit of the public, and to preserve sites of environmental, historical, and social importance".

Garden of the Salish Sea

We inspire students to take responsibility for their environment and natural resources. We teach students to practice watershed friendly habits, engage the participation of their families and communities, and become engaged in scientific study. Today's children are the leaders of tomorrow.