Working together to Keep Nature in our Future.

South Okanagan-Similkameen
Conservation Program

Contact Information

SOSCP Program Manager

Bryn White, Manager
South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program
102 Industrial Ave.
Penticton, BC V2A 7C8
Tel: (250) 490-8225
Fax: (250) 490-2231
Email: bryn.white@gov.bc.ca
Web: www.soscp.org

SOSCP Program-Chair
Nick Burdock, The Nature Trust of BC     Email nburdock@naturetrust.bc.ca

SOSCP Vice-Chair
Lauren Meads, Burrowing Owl Recovery Society of BC      Email: lmeads81@gmail.com

SOSCP Past-Chair
Barbara Pryce, Nature Conservancy of BC      Email: barbara.pryce@natureconservancy.ca

The vision of SOSCP is to maintain a healthy environment that sustains the diversity of indigenous plants and animals while enriching people’s lives. The six broad strategic objectives that guide SOSCP activities are:

SOSCP recognizes that decisions, policies and practices are important to ecological conservation and works to provide the tools and guidance needed to make sustainable planning choices.

Sustainable Land Use Planning

Supporting the acquisition of key habitats includes purchases, covenants or donations of private land, often in conjunction with enhanced protection of Crown lands. Securement activities include restoration, care, and management of these important areas.

Securing Key Habitats

SOSCP promotes stewardship activities and encourages landowners to protect biodiversity, enhance habitat for plants and wildlife, and manage lands sustainably.

Enhancing Stewardship on Public and Private Land

Involving communities in conservation is essential. SOSCP support professional development workshops, school programs, festivals and outdoor seminars that foster a love and understanding of our natural environment.

Expanding Community Involvement

SOSCP is committed to using a science-based approach to guide actions and decision-making, and to promote and facilitate further scientific research for species and ecosystems at risk.

Applying a Science-Based Approach

The En'owkin Centre continues its work to recover, revitalize and perpetuate Syilx Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) so it can be applied throughout traditional Syilx territory.

Applying Traditional Ecological Knowledge

South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program