SOSCP Conservation Specialist
Alison Peatt in a Registered Professional Biologist and Fellow in Association of Professional Biology. With more than 30 years of experience practicing applied biology in British Columbia and extensive experience in the Caribou-Chilcotin, Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan, Alison has a wide scope of practice with specialties in riparian ecosystems, species at risk and communications/ extension. Unlike many professionals, Alison has worked for and with almost every sector that employs science specialists (local, provincial, federal governments, agriculture, mining, forestry, non-government and First Nations). With the support of the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP), Alison provides environmental advice to the City of Penticton, District of Summerland, town of Osoyoos and other Okanagan-Similkameen local governments. She works with planning departments providing guidance on revisions to Official Community Plans and Bylaws, and reviews of environmental and shoreline (riparian) assessments submitted in support of development permit applications. She works with Parks departments on planning and management of parks. She also provides outreach and education services on topics like climate change, connectivity, species at risk, recreation, agriculture and shoreline conservation.