About Us

The Old Growth Conservancy Society (OGCS) was formed in 2007 and is dedicated to protecting the ecological integrity and increasing public appreciation of the Old Growth Conservancy.

The OGCS is a registered BC Society, No. S-0051760. The Board of Directors is comprised of community members representing a range of conservation and recreation interests, including naturalists, mountain bikers and hikers.  All share a common interest in protecting the exceptional natural features and recreational assets of the West Vancouver mountainside.

The formation of the OGCS followed a recommendation made in the 2006 Strategy for Protection, a report commissioned by District of West Vancouver (DWV) for developing a management plan for the Conservancy.  OGCS works with DWV in the management and stewardship of the Conservancy; a DWV staff member attends Board meetings as a non-voting member.  The Board meets monthly, with an Annual General Meeting held in the spring.

OGCS activities include working with the DWV and the North Shore Mountain Biking Association on access/trail matters, monitoring environmental conditions in the OGC and adjacent areas, sponsoring field trips in the OGC and other local old growth areas, providing information about the OGC at public events and through the OGCS website.


OGCS membership is $10 per calendar year. To apply for or renew your membership, the $10 annual membership fee may be sent online from your financial institution via Interac e-Transfer® to ogcs.wv@gmail.com. Please include your name(s) and email address in the optional message field. Any amount over the membership fee will gratefully be accepted as a donation. Those preferring paper may submit this membership application form.


District of West Vancouver
Friends of Cypress Provincial Park
Hollyburn Ridge Association
Lighthouse Park Preservation Society
West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society


Old Growth Conservancy Plant List
Identifying Trees In The Old Growth Conservancy
Understanding the old growth forest of Lighthouse Park
Characteristics of old-growth coastal temperate forests in British Columbia
Viewing Old Growth In West Vancouver