South Okanagan Conservation Fund Now Open for Applications

The South Okanagan Conservation Fund is now open for applications to fund environmental sustainability projects in the participating areas of RDOS Electoral Areas A, C, D, E, I, and F, as well as District of Summerland, Town of Oliver and City…

May 13, 9 to 11 am - Wildfire Preparedness Information Exchange

Is your farm/ranch ready for the 2020 wildfire season? Agricultural producers in the RDOS are invited to join an interactive webinar session to talk with RDOS Emergency Management staff and BC Wildfire Services. Wildfire Preparedness Information…

Thank you Bryn!

Thank you Bryn! After 14 years on the job, our Program Manager Bryn White has decided to conclude her contract, and will be leaving SOSCP at the end of April 2020. Bryn has been at the center of this 20-year partnership for most of that time. If…

Climate projection report for Okanagan Basin released

Climate change is having an impact on industry, ecosystems, and communities across the Okanagan. Wildfires, drought, and flooding already challenge local infrastructure and pose health risks to communities. The three regional districts in the…

SOSCP 2017-2019 Program Report now available

Details of SOSCP partner activities over the past two years are available in the most recent edition of the SOSCP Program Report. The report contains activities as they pertain to the six pillars of the SOSCP vision and mandate, highlighting…

2017-2019 Program Report

SOSCP Program Report 2017-2019

South Okanagan Conservation Funds Approved for 2020

Nine South Okanagan Conservation Fund Projects Approved for 2020  During the call for proposals in September of 2019, 12 applications seeking $244,889 from the South Okanagan Conservation Fund were received. Of these proposals,…

February 14 to 17 - Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a joint partnership between Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with Bird Studies Canada as the official Canadian partner. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages birdwatchers of all…

Sustainable Agriculture Certifications

Sustainable Winegrowing BC SWBC is an ongoing project of the BC Wine Grape Council, managing sustainability certification, as well as providing educational resources and training to help vineyards and wineries establish sustainable practices. Sustainability…

Regenerative Agriculture

“Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. It aims to capture carbon in the soil and aboveground biomass (plants),…