Building a Resilient Okanagan Community Research Forum, Dec 5th, Kelowna Yacht Club

The Okanagan Research Forum: Building a Resilient Okanagan Landscape,  will be hosted by the UBC Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) and the UBC Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER), in collaboration…

OSCA AGM Dec 3rd at 2 pm - Shatford Centre Penticton

Join the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) for their AGM, Saturday December 3rd at the Shatford Centre in Penticton at 2 pm. Come learn more about what OSCA has done this past year and what is in store for 2017! Meadowlark Festival,…

Conservation Fund Given Third Reading at RDOS Board

On July 7th 2016, the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen Board gave third reading to the service bylaw to establish a Conservation Fund for the South Okanagan region. This is a significant step in the establishment of the fund. The bylaw…

City of Penticton joins Regional Conservation Fund

At the City of Penticton Council meeting Monday June 20th, Penticton Council vote unanimously to join in to participate in a Regional Conservation Fund for the South Okanagan that will raise and allocate dedicated funding for conservation…

Comment Now on Proposed Motorized Rec Site at Oliver Mountain

The referral period for the proposed motorized recreation site at Oliver Mountain has just been initiated.  All comments on the proposal should be directed to Ian.McLellan@gov.bc.ca prior to July 7, 2016. Here is the FTP link with the RSTBC…

RDOS Director Makes 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…

The Nature Trust of BC Rocks it Out with Final Antelope-brush Purchase

The Nature Trust of BC has reason to celebrate. First, the conservation organization turns 45 this year. They have been successfully protecting land in BC for a long time, including focusing significant efforts here in the South Okanagan.…

Working towards Healthy Shoreline Habitat

Come join three South Okanagan experts and learn how waterfront property owners can use landscaping to protect their shorelines and help improve local water quality and habitats. Before Europeans settled in the Okanagan and built cities on the…

Let them out! Daylighting our creeks and restoring our wetlands. A proposal for Summerland

After a century of wetland draining, ditching and destruction, community groups across BC are getting involved in wetland restoration. After losing 85 percent of our Okanagan wetlands, we are recognizing the importance of wetlands to biodiversity…

Deadline Looming for Public Input on new ESDPA's in Okanagan Rural Areas

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has been working with the SOSCP to review and update Official Community Plan bylaws that reduce the impact to the environment during the process of land development. This includes updated mapping…