Right on here on Cortes Island, we have long supported the Cortes Children’s Forest Trust. This land, in the wild north of the island, is lovingly referred to as the “Children’s Forest”. Our own kids spent much of their growing up years accessing these forest lands and participating in biological inventories of red listed and endangered species. Once purchased from Island Timberlands, these lands will be held in trust for all the children of Cortes Island, in perpetuity, providing the opportunity to practise stewardship and appreciation for the forests and watersheds.