South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP) is a partnership initiative that brings together a wide array of government and non-government organizations, indigenous cultural and academic institutions and others under one umbrella to conserve the region’s unique species and spaces. Founded in the year 2000, there are now fifty SOSCP partners working collectively to conserve nature in one of the most biologically diverse and at-risk areas of Canada.
SOSCP functions to co-ordinate and facilitate the work of the partners, to improve the effectiveness of their conservation efforts, to deliver key conservation priorities, and to raise the profile for conservation in the region.
Our program and our partners make significant investments in the quality of life in our communities each year:
- We help landowners care for nature on their lands.
- We secure and restore important natural areas.
- We work with Traditional Ecological Knowledge Keepers.
- We use science to inform decisions, management actions, and conservation priorities.
- We provide sustainable land use information and resources to decision-makers.
- We engage the community in learning about, and experiencing nature.