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Murray LaBrash is so passionate about land conservation in BC he donated 32 hectares in the Rock Creek area to The Nature Trust of British Columbia.
He recognized that there was increasing development pressure on critical habitats and felt it was imperative to conserve as much of this land as possible for the future.
Murray wanted to ensure that the grasslands and hillsides on his property would provide ongoing homes for animals, birds, plants and trees. He believes the benefits of donating land are truly forever.
His 32 hectare (78.8-acre) property is located in the Kettle Valley, between the communities of Rock Creek and Midway.
The land includes mixed grasses and scattered Ponderosa Pine with clumps of Douglas fir. Several large wildlife trees, rock outcroppings and small cliffs, as well as an intermittent stream, provide excellent wildlife habitat. The property also provides a refuge for wintering bighorn sheep, bears and other wildlife.
One of the easiest ways to leave a legacy is through your will. Take our short Will Quiz as a first step.
Stewardship is about taking responsibility to promote, monitor, conserve and restore ecosystems for current and future generations of all species.
There are three types of environmental stewards:
1. Doers help out by taking action on the ground.
2. Donors help by donating money, land or other resources.
3. Practitioners work to steer agencies, scientists, stakeholder groups or other groups toward a stewardship outcome.