The Osoyoos Desert Society strives to protect and restore antelope-brush ecosystems in the South Okanagan, thereby ensuring species survival through habitat conservation. As an interpretive education centre and research facility, visitors gain valuable insight into this sensitive ecosystem and into conservation initiatives in general. Research conducted at the centre helps scientists to determine effective and practical methods for ecological restoration of this landscape. The society aims to generate public knowledge, respect and active concern for fragile and endangered habitats worldwide through its educational programming.