With support from the BC Conservation Foundation and a number of other partner organizations and donors, the Southern Interior Land Trust purchased the 16.6-hectare (41-acre) Bourguiba Spring property in fall 2022.

Lot 16 is ecologically significant at a provincial level, with its source of year-round groundwater spring, intact riparian vegetation and its intact habitat for species-at-risk. It is also an ideal “stepping-stone” of habitat, providing support to wildlife movement between the southern B.C. interior and northern Washington State.