Twenty years ago, Clayoquot Sound was at a crossroads. We came together to find solutions towards a better future for our ecosystem and communities.

Our Vision

The community of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region (CSBR) will live sustainably in a healthy ecosystem, with a diversified economy, and strong, vibrant, and united cultures, while embracing the Nuu-chah–nulth First Nations living philosophies of iisaak (respecting), qʷaaʔakqin tiičmis (it is how we live; it is our culture), and hišukʔiš c̓awaak (everything is one).

This vision was articulated to the CBT during public consultations with the residents of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Community in 2000. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) is to assist the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region community to achieve its vision by providing funding and logistical support for research, education, and training initiatives that promote conservation and sustainable development.

The CBT will facilitate the sharing and exchange of knowledge and experience both locally and globally. The CBT will accomplish these objectives by working creatively and proactively within the framework of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme.