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New Farmer Resources

Ministry of Agriculture, New Farm Start Up Guide Young Agrarians Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer to farmer resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers. Since we started January 2012, the network…

RDOS Director Make Motion to Establish Conservation Fund

At the April 28th RDOS Planning and Development Committee meeting, Area F Director Michael Brydon made a motion to establish a Conservation Fund that would be a sub-regional service in the South Okanagan. The proposed fund would requisition…

SOSCP works with Transboundary Partners

As one of the biodiversity strategy's strategic directions, SOSCP has been supporting connectivity planning initiatives with partners in Canada and the USA. In April, SOSCP shared environmental planner Alison Peatt, attended the Great Northern…

Penticton Creek Showcases Restoration Excellence

Penticton Creek is the third-largest tributary, and was historically, an extremely productive waterway for Okanagan Lake Kokanee and Rainbow Trout. Flood protection measures in the 1950s created a smooth concrete-lined channel, damaging fish…

SOSCP Celebrates 15 Years of Conservation

Join SOSCP partners and friends for the Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 13th, 1 p.m. Penticton Ramada Inn, Atrium Meeting Room 1050 Eckhardt Avenue

The Nature Trust of BC sets sights on key antelope-brush properties

The Nature Trust of British Columbia is working to acquire 34.6 hectares to create the largest private holding of rare Antelope-brush habitat in the South Okanagan (152 hectares). Fifteen years in the making, this fourth and final phase of…

Okanagan wetlands benefit from new funds

Kelowna, November 7, 2014. The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) held a joint news conference welcoming new funding from Environment Canada towards Phase 2 of the Okanagan Wetlands Strategy project and some…

McLachlan Lake given a chance to live up to its name

It was during the work to implement the Garnet Valley  Motor Vehicle Closure project  that we noticed an area that had obviously been a wetland in a previous life. Hard-hit by cattle and mud-boggers – for the first time in many years this…

Garnet Valley Wildlife Habitat Protected

In late September, volunteers from the Summerland Sportsmen’s Association worked alongside the Conservation Officer Service and SOSCP in Garnet Valley north of Summerland, posting signs and deactivating illegal trails. The project, partly…

Regional Conservation Fund proposal moves forward

July and August is a hot and exciting time to be in the Okanagan. Wildfires can get the adrenaline surging - but so can visionary ideas and leadership. On July 17th, the RDOS Planning and Development Committee moved to "approve in principle"…