2020 - A Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application for the Biosphere Centre Site received approval to proceed and unanimously passed 1st Reading by the District of Tofino Council.
2020 - CBT initiates community engagement and concept design for the Biosphere Centre.
2019 - CBT purchases 301 Olsen Road to be the future home of the Biosphere Centre.
2018 - CBT launches the Biosphere Centre Endowment Fund and welcomes support from a small group of dedicated donors.
2017 - CBT continues to search for a central location that is a match for its vision and principles.
2015 - CBT explores the social enterprise model and develops a business case; Location analysis of multiple site options conducted.
2014 - CBT Board sets the vision for the Biosphere Centre grounded in Nuu-chah-nulth principles; Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations invites the CBT to continue to situate the Biosphere Centre in Tla-o-qui-aht Territory, in the heart of the Biosphere Region and to continue to serve all communities in the region from this central location. This invitation was witnessed by Chief Anne Mack of Toquaht Nation, as well as Violet Clark representative of Ahousaht Nation.
2012 - CBT invites community input to the Biosphere Centre concept and considers different models for its future home
2008 - CBT Board sets Biosphere Centre as one of three core priorities to be achieved over the next 10-20 years
Pre-2008 - Through the late 90’s and 2000’s, multiple local organizations express interest in building an environmental research and education centre linked to the UNESCO Biosphere designation (2000).