Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Co-existing with Bears and Wolves

Cortes is home to bears and wolves. We need to keep them wild and everybody safe. Learn what you can do to help.

Western Screech Owl Project

These little owls are at risk. We are taking part in surveys to find out more and help protect them.

Sea Star Monitoring – Get Involved!

We are working with Hakai Institute to monitor the health of local sea stars. Learn how you can take part!

Species at Risk

Cortes Island has a wealth of wildlife, including a large number of species at risk. Check them out!

Streams and Salmon

Cortes Island Stream Keepers play a vital role monitoring, protecting and enhancing local streams and salmon.

Community Education

Our events and education programs are a great way to get involved, be inspired, learn and discover.

Parks and Trails

We maintain the island’s regional parks, trails and beach accesses, keeping them beautiful for everyone to enjoy. 

Marine Stewardship

From rocky cliffs to sandy beaches and shallow lagoons to deep gorges, Cortes Island has a diverse array of marine habitats. 

Love the Lakes

Our lakes are under threat and need care.  We are working to protect them, and encouraging everyone to help.

Nature Is Good For You – on CKTZ!

“Nature is Good for You” is a series to inspire you to get out, connect with nature and refresh mind, body and soul!

Sensitive Ecosystems

There are a variety of sensitive ecosystems found on the island. Find out more about the sensitive ecosystems around you!

Newt X-ing Project

Rough-skinned newts live on our island year-round and are at risk from road fatalities. Learn about our Next X-ing Project here!.

Current Events

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What’s New

  • Climate Change and Salmon
    In Media Room
    Please read David Ewart’s report on how climate change affects […]
  • Europen Green Crab
    In Media Room
    Invasive European Green Crab Found on Cortes Island Friends of Cortes […]
  • Jo Ann Green Award for 2023
    In Media Room
    Friends of Cortes Island is delighted to announce that the winners of […]
  • 2023 AGM
    In Media Room
    Friends of Cortes Island invites you to our AGM on Tuesday, November 28,  […]
  • Room for Rider!
    In Media Room
    Friends of Cortes Island is delighted to be launching a new Room for Rider […]
  • 2023 Summer Events
    In Media Room
    Friends of Cortes Island is pleased to be launching our Summer Events […]

Join Friends of Cortes Island

Become a member and support the work we are doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

 

Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) is a charitable organization that has been active for over 25 years. Our organization exists to monitor and preserve the health of local ecosystems, and to provide educational programs that foster a greater understanding of the natural environment. Through all of our projects, we work to promote environmental integrity through community responsibility.

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