The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats

Since 1993, the Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia (WBT) has created the North Shore's first wildlife sanctuary from 76 acres of mostly fill, some of which was contaminated. The site now boasts four provincially blue-listed (at risk) species and a bird list which has grown from 208 to 249. As well as the creation of a freshwater wetland and trail system which protects sensitive habitat, projects include: establishing and maintaining one of British Columbia's largest purple martin colonies, creation of a killdeer nesting area, and ongoing work to restore the anise swallowtail butterfly to Burrard Inlet.

A Piece of History Recreated

Artist Ken Lum`s sculptural installation takes its form from the architecture of squatters` cabins located at Maplewood Flats on the north shore of Burrard Inlet during the early to mid-twentieth century.




Return of the Osprey
Osprey now have a dramatic presence 
in Burrard Inlet.  It began in Spring 1991 with just one pair who arrived from their wintering grounds in South America, built a nest on an old logging pole and raised two young, a success which they repeated the following year. Up to four pairs now return each summer to breed in the Inlet. Learn more about these fascinating migratory birds and where you can view them at The Conservation Area.


Rent the Corrigan Nature House

The Corrigan Nature House is a 1400 sq.ft, single story, wheelchair accessible facility owned and operated by Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia. It is located in North Vancouver at Maplewood Flats Conversation Area, on the Unceded Territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

The Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia offers the Corrigan Nature House as a social enterprise program, which provides a beautiful space for events while providing valuable income for the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area. Rental opportunities are available to groups wishing to host meetings, presentations or other events. For rates and availability, please contact us at 604-929-2379.











 

     
  

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