Spaces and Species

The South Okanagan and Similkameen is a unique region of Canada, with a rich array of wildlife habitats. Unfortunately, it is also known as a region that is one of the most at risk in Canada. Many of our wildlife and natural areas are in trouble because of human activity. Our towns and cities, agriculture and other human activities have eliminated, fragmented or degraded natural areas.

Ecosystems are so much more than something beautiful to look at. Nature provides many benefits and services to humans – including filtering, storing, and recharging our water supply, purifying the air, providing insects to pollinate food, controlling floods and erosion, providing places for recreation and tourism, as well as storing carbon.