Welcome to the Yellow Point Ecological Society (Y.E.S.). Our purpose is to understand, appreciate, protect and restore the ecosystems and watersheds in the Yellow Point area of Vancouver Island, and to inspire and support local residents to do the same. We honour the Snuneymuxw and Stz’uminus First Nations, who have stewarded these lands and the waters of the Salish Sea for thousands of years.

If you are kindred spirit, please join us as a member!

Y.E.S. Speakers Series: Thursday March 1st, 7pm

We invite you to join us for An Evening with Genevieve Singleton, naturalist. At 13561 Barney Road, off Yellow Point Road. Google map


Genevieve is a volunteer with the Cowichan Valley Naturalists. She is a mother of four, a nature interpreter, biologist, ecological reserve warden and women’s counselor. She has shared her passion for nature with children and adults for many years, including in BC Parks, School District #79, Girl Guides and with the Bring Back the Bluebirds Project. In 2016 she was honoured as BC Parks Volunteer of the Year. She works closely with her husband Dave Polster, a highly-respected restoration biologist.

Y.E.S. Monthly Hike: Sunday February 11th, 11am

You are invited to join us for a planned hike in the Yellow Point Ecological Reserve. Meet at the end of Whiting Way. No dogs, please, since this is an ecological reserve. Wear waterproof boots.

Say YES to Y.E.S.

It is our hope that over the years many people will step up and say, “YES, I want to protect and celebrate Nature’s beauty. I want to be a voice for the wildlife, the forests and that plants that have no human voice with which they can speak.”

Our Previous Speakers:

Erik is a Forest Ecologist and Forester in Training in BC who is involved with Wildwood Ecoforest, Y.E.S., and GreenBlue, and advising the BC Green Party on Forestry Issues. He has experience with Ecosystem Based Management in BC, Washington, Oregon, California and Finland. Hosted by the Yellow Point Ecological Society