Working together to Keep Nature in our Future.

South Okanagan-Similkameen
Conservation Program

Our Supporters

The core administration of the SOSCP is supported by Partner contributions. SOSCP would also like to recognize generous project support from the following funders:


By working together, sharing information and resources, we are achieving more than we could alone.  The South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program co-ordinates and leverages the conservation efforts of 50 organizations.

What people are saying about us:

Check us out in Okanagan Life Magazine

Among the most influential regional groupings are organizations such as the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program…

Tim Pringle, Former Executive Director, The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

We would never have accomplished our OCP work without the support and leveraging of this partnership. The highlight of this project is my new understanding of the uniqueness, sensitivity and importance of the natural environment of the South Okanagan.

Ian McIntosh, Former District of Summerland, Manager of Development Services.

You Can Help Keep Nature in our future:

The vision of SOSCP is to maintain a healthy environment that sustains the diversity of indigenous plants and animals while enriching people’s lives. The six broad strategic objectives that guide SOSCP activities are:

SOSCP recognizes that decisions, policies and practices are important to ecological conservation and works to provide the tools and guidance needed to make sustainable planning choices.

Sustainable Land Use Planning

Supporting the acquisition of key habitats includes purchases, covenants or donations of private land, often in conjunction with enhanced protection of Crown lands. Securement activities include restoration, care, and management of these important areas.

Securing Key Habitats

SOSCP promotes stewardship activities and encourages landowners to protect biodiversity, enhance habitat for plants and wildlife, and manage lands sustainably.

Enhancing Stewardship on Public and Private Land

Involving communities in conservation is essential. SOSCP support professional development workshops, school programs, festivals and outdoor seminars that foster a love and understanding of our natural environment.

Expanding Community Involvement

SOSCP is committed to using a science-based approach to guide actions and decision-making, and to promote and facilitate further scientific research for species and ecosystems at risk.

Applying a Science-Based Approach

The En'owkin Centre continues its work to recover, revitalize and perpetuate Syilx Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) so it can be applied throughout traditional Syilx territory.

Applying Traditional Ecological Knowledge

South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program