Woodland Haven Bird Sanctuary


The Woodland Haven Bird Sanctuary was dedicated by the late Bernice Morland, a long time resident. It is to be maintained in its natural state in perpetuity. The Sanctuary is protected by a covenant registered on August 20, 2007 and jointly held by TLC The Land Conservancy of B.C. and the North Okanagan Parks & Natural Areas Trust (NOPNAT). These two land trusts are responsible for monitoring the condition and use of the land and to ensure that it remains in its natural state.

Located in the Township of Spallumcheen, the land is a forested area of approximately one acre (0.4 hectare) in size. The land is relatively flat, has an overstory of Interior Douglas Fir and two Ponderosa Pine, an understory of snowberry, wild rose, ocean spray, oregon grape, mock orange, and saskatoon frequented by ring-necked pheasant, California quail, owls, woodpeckers, a diversity of song birds, and mule deer.

The covenant is located on privately-owned land and is not open to the public.