Organic Agriculture

Organic farming promotes the sustainable health and productivity of the ecosystem – soil, plants, animals and people. Organic foods are farmed in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way, focusing on soil regeneration, water…

Biodiversity and Agriculture

Biodiversity (short for biological diversity) is the variety of all forms of life, found both in the ecosystems and species that occur. We can see biodiversity in the variety of different plants and animals in our communities. Biodiversity hotspots…

Wildlife and Agriculture

The Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society (OSS) can help you work with wildlife on your property. Wildlife provides many benefits to farms including pollination, composting of organics to provide nutrients for crops, filtration of water and…

Ecosystems and Agriculture

Sensitive Ecosystems are ecosystems that are ecologically sensitive and or rare in the landscape. These areas also have significant biodiversity values and provide many habitat features required by threatened and endangered plant and animal…

Climate Change and Agriculture

Climate Action Initiative for the Okanagan The Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP) delivers funding for farm-level, applied research projects that help producers adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as hotter and drier…

Invasive Species Management

OASISS The Okanagan And Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS) has been actively participating in prevention, detection and management of invasive plants in the Okanagan-Similkameen since 1996 (this group was formerly referred to…

Soil Resources

From growing 95% of our food, to creating freshwater sources, to balancing our climate, to being the foundation of all life on land, soil drives our optimism for what’s possible. Did you know that building healthy soils on a global scale is…

Water Resources

Sustainable Winegrowing BC Vineyard Water Use Efficiency Tool Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) Water Alert System Climate Action Initiative resource on water storage Caring for watercourses, wetlands and watersheds The…
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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…

January 29 - QP Species and Ecosystems at Risk workshop

The Ecosystems Section of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is delivering a one-day workshop for qualified professionals (QPs; mainly Registered Professional Biologists) working in and around water…