Williams Lake Field Naturalists
Who we are
We are an active group of people who observe, learn about, and share the joy of nature, especially in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of British Columbia. With a general membership of about 150 persons, we organize natural history field trips and walks, nature oriented presentations, and a variety of projects. A principal focus of the club is co-management of the very popular Scout Island Nature Centre in Williams Lake, BC, on behalf of the Nature Trust of BC. We also promote knowledge-based nature conservation in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. We respect and continue to acknowledge that indigenous people have occupied and thrived on these lands for thousands of years before Euro-American colonization.
We gather and travel on the unceded territories of the Secwepem’c, Tsilhqot’in, and Dakelh Nations. Scout Island Nature Centre is on the ancestral lands of the T’exelcemc, members of the Secwepem’c Nation.
Scout Island Nature Centre
We operate and manage Scout Island Nature Centre programs and infrastructure under lease agreements with the Nature Trust of BC and the City of Williams Lake. The Nature Centre provides nature education for hundreds of school children each year and is a very popular nature viewing and walking area for the public.
The Cariboo-Chilcotin region at our doorstep has a great variety of unique natural areas to discover
Now is a great time to join the Williams Lake Field Naturalists! Check out our upcoming activities and get in touch. We would love to hear from you.