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

Watch Our Video and Learn About the Okanagan Mountain—Kalamalka Lake Wildlife Corridor


Newest ProjectConservation Planning Tool

Okanagan grasslands with forested mountains beyond them

It is increasingly important for local governments, Indigenous communities, and the province to have tools to better understand and monitor land changes. Land development has heavily impacted Okanagan Valley ecosystems and what remains is at risk of further fragmentation and loss.

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New ProjectPlanning for Climate Change in the Thompson Okanagan

Sandhill herons near the grassy shoreline of a stream, while ducks swim in the water

The OCCP and Thompson-Nicola Conservation Collaborative (TNCC) are working on a multi-year research project, the goal of which is to combine Indigenous ecological/cultural knowledge and western science to identify priority conservation areas for wetlands and grasslands and establish policy for their protection.

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Projectkłusxnitkʷ (Okanagan Lake) Responsibility Planning Initiative

People attending an outdoor session sit in folding chairs on the rocky lakeshore of Gellatly Nut Farm Park, West Kelowna

The kłusxnitkʷ (Okanagan Lake) Responsibility Planning Initiative (OKLRPI) was developed as a syilx-led response to the large-scale loss of natural areas reported in the Okanagan Lake Foreshore Inventory and Mapping (FIM) reports from 2005, 2009 and 2016.

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Okanagan grasslands with forested mountains beyond them

Keeping Nature Connected

An ecological corridor connecting Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park to Kalamalka Lake will ensure the integrity of animal and plant populations.

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Bertram Creek shoreline, Okanagan Lake

A Resource for Okanagan Lakeshore Living

A Best Management Practices guide specifically developed to offer practical solutions on how to protect natural lakeshore areas.

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Document cover page shows images of people, lakeshore and wildlife

Okanagan Biodiversity Strategy

An environmental policy framework that sets priorities for identifying, preserving and restoring important natural areas.

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See Our Current eNewsletterSpring 2023

Flowers on a ridge above Okanagan Lake

We hope you could participate in Earth Day events in your community. We're pleased to share spring updates on key conservation projects, and career and funding opportunities.

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OCCP Supporters Include

  • City of Kelowna logo
  • Government of Canada logo
  • Okanagan Basin Water Board logo
  • Regional District of North Okanagan logo
  • Regional District of Central Okanagan logo
  • 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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