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Where Eagles Soar

Photo by Melanie Leeson

 Creating the 1st Bald Eagle Preserve
on Vancouver Island 

There's Never Been a Better Time to Give!
Every donation up to $20,000 will be generously matched by
Mrs Joyce Butler until August 31st 

Mrs Butler lives in Victoria and is passionate about nature. When she learned about the Eagle Preserve she decided to help in a big way. She's matching donations up to $20,000 in memory of her late husband Thomas who loved exploring this part of Vancouver Island.

Thanks to Mrs Butler donations are worth twice as much until August 31st. 

With your help $20,000 can become $40,000!

French Creek Estuary Land could become the 1st Bald Eagle Preserve on Vancouver Island and 1 of only 3 in all of British Columbia.

David Hancock, world renowned Bald eagle expert of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation proposed the idea due to the area’s significance for resident, nesting and northern wintering eagles. “It’s an incredibly diverse and rich habitat supporting hundreds of species of wildlife."


Click on the photo to watch the video and meet some of the wildlife

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All video taken at the French Creek Estuary and Land

Proposed Eagle Preserve

Property owner, French Creek House, Ltd., is poised to generously gift over 12 acres of land to the community for the Eagle Preserve. When added to the existing Community Park over 17 of 23 acres will be conserved. The owners would like to sell their remaining 5 acres of land for conservation and see it added to the Eagle Preserve.

Eagle's Point of View

FCE CD Property Classifications (210315-

Over 12 acres of private land to be gifted.

Add to over 5 acres of existing Park land

Add the 5 acres for sale to create a 23 acre Eagle Preserve

Help Protect This Land for Nature


  • Three rare & fragile Ecosystems

  • 19 Species At Risk

  • 150 year old Coastal Douglas fir & Western Red Cedar

  • Vital wetlands and riparian areas

Five Acres of Forest Still at Risk


This is one of BC's rarest ecosystems, Older Growth Coastal Douglas fir forest. If sold for development we will lose these trees and crucial habitat for wildlife including Species at Risk. Purchasing this five acres will keep intact the vital wildlife corridor of forest, wetlands, pond and riparian areas beside the French Creek Estuary and it's salmon and trout bearing creek.


Help Eagles Soar! 

The Save Estuary Land Society and Friends of French Creek Conservation Society are registered charities working together to fundraise $500,000 toward the purchase of the 5 acres.

Join us by making YOUR donation!