Land Acquisition Program
Donating Land to BC Parks
A Donor’s Story: The Pelletier Family
On February 11, 2011 Denis Pelletier donated 60 acres of land valued at
$475,000 for addition to White Lake Grasslands Protected Area. The land was donated to the Province of B.C. as part of the Federal Ecological Gifts Program. As the land was gifted in memory of Denis Pelletier’s late parents, BC Parks installed a “100 for 100” park bench on the newly acquired park land in their honour.
The property is within the Ponderosa Pine Biogeoclimatic Zone, which is one of four zones that are of provincial conservation concern. It is rare, being less than one percent of the provincial land base, and listed by B.C.’s Conservation Data Centre (CDC) as being of special concern due to high losses from residential and agricultural development.
Mr. Pelletier’s generous donation has left a lasting legacy for all of British Columbians.