Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) is a regional land trust that conserves nature on south Vancouver Island. The ERA was able to donate 2 computers, 1 laptop, 4 monitors, various office phones and accessories to their office.
This donation will help with mapping projects and be a great addition to their office for when they hire summer students who will need a computer or laptop to work on. They envision a future where the full array of natural habitats on south Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands is healthy and conserved.
While interviewing Jill Robinson, Executive Director of Habitat Acquisition Trust she explained, “Our staff require computers for mapping projects, using spatial mapping software to identify priority conservation areas that we work to protect through land acquisition, conservation covenants and community stewardship activities. The laptop will be very useful for delivery PowerPoint presentations across the Capital Region on land protection, nature education, kids garden and habitat restoration, species at risk and landowner stewardship projects.”
There are five ways they work to achieve their vision:
- by increasing the amount of protected natural area in our region;
- by maintaining and restoring natural areas;
- by engaging the public;
- by creating community partnerships; and
- By ensuring HAT’s organizational excellence.
HAT works in a spectacular part of Canada, being in the south-west corner of British Columbia. The area their mandate area centres around the Capital Regional District of British Columbia, and consists of southern Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands. This is a special part of Canada where the warm, mild climate is home to species and habitats that cannot be found elsewhere in Canada – and some of these ecosystems and species are the most endangered in the country. We wish them all the best for the future!
If you are an organization in need of a laptop or computer, please fill out our online donation application here.
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