The South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program was founded in 2000 by various groups concerned with the special environment and habitat of the South Okanagan-Similkameen area. The SOSCP is a Partnership of non-governmental, government, and First Nations organizations working together to conserve biodiversity. SOSCP is a co-ordinator and facilitator of the Partners to help improve the effectiveness of their conservation efforts.
The SOSCP vision is to maintain “A healthy environment that sustains the diversity of indigenous plants and animals while enriching peoples lives”. The six broad strategic objectives that guide SOSCP activities are: Stewardship, Outreach, Ecologically Sustainable Land Use, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Science and Habitat Securement.
- Promotes the practices of land & water stewardship through Landowner Contact Programs
- Applies first nations knowledge and ecological heritage
- Offers educational programs that link people and communities to nature
- Purchases, receives or monitors land for habitat
- Undertakes habitat restoration for enhancement of fish & wildlife populations
- Undertakes research related to wildlife and fish populations and habitat
- Acts as an advocate for policy change
Learn more about what SOSCP partners are doing to conserve nature.
Produced by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
- RDOS Receives Award from Peers for Establishing Conservation Fund
- South Okanagan Conservation Fund One of the Biggest Accomplishments of Year Says RDOS Chair
- Conservation Fund for the South Okanagan Receives Public Assent
- Building a Resilient Okanagan Community Research Forum, Dec 5th, Kelowna Yacht Club
- OSCA AGM Dec 3rd at 2 pm – Shatford Centre Penticton
- Conservation Fund Given Third Reading at RDOS Board