Realizing a Vision for Conservation through Collaboration

Action, Communication, Education

A Partnership of Organizations & Government

Focused on conservation issues in the Okanagan basin of British Columbia, Canada.

A Hub of Information & Resources

Helping our community take action to improve environmental protection in the Okanagan.
  • MaintainingIllustration of a leafRegional Biodiversity
  • ProtectingIllustration of the head of a bird resembling a hawkSpecies at Risk
  • BalancingIllustration of the head of a bearGrowth & Conservation
  • MaintainingIllustration of a fish, probably a salmonEcological Connectivity

Okanagan Mountain-K’nmalka (Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park & Area) Wildlife Corridor

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) and the OCCP have launched an Action Plan designed to maintain, protect and restore the 65 km-long ecological corridor between Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park and K’nmalka area. It is the last remaining connected low elevation route for wildlife movement on the east side of Okanagan Lake.

The Plan provides a set of 15 actions to connect and protect natural areas for tmixʷ (all living things) using the corridor. It centres Syilx principles, while also supporting stewardship efforts of farmers and ranchers, and providing education opportunities on the importance of habitat connectivity.

This plan is the first of its kind in the central Okanagan and aims to serve as a pilot program for protecting biodiversity across public and private lands for other regional, provincial, and corridor initiatives.

See the Wildlife Corridor Action Plan [PDF, 15.7MB]

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OCCP Supporters Include

  • City of Kelowna logo
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  • Okanagan Basin Water Board logo
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  • Real Estate Foundation of BC logo
  • City of Vernon logo
  • Central Okanagan Foundation logo
  • Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, logo
  • Vancouver Foundation, logo

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