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


New ProjectPlanning for Climate Change in the Thompson Okanagan

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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ProjectKeeping Nature Connected

An ecological corridor connecting Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park to Kalamalka Lake will ensure the integrity of animal and plant populations and mitigate the effects of climate change in the region. It will also support essential food, air, and water systems for nearby human populations.

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Projectkłusxnitkʷ (Okanagan Lake) Responsibility Planning Initiative

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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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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Okanagan Biodiversity Strategy

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

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Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change

We see a future where protecting and restoring ecosystems mitigates the growing threat of climate change.

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See Our Current NewsletterDecember 2022

With the holiday season upon us, we'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our partners, funding supporters, community members, and readers for your continued support and for helping us keep nature in our future. As world leaders gather in Montreal this month for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), we would like to highlight OCCP partner initiatives focused on protecting biodiversity.

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OCCP Supporters Include

  • Regional District of North Okanagan, logo
  • Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, logo
  • Vancouver Foundation, logo
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