The North Okanagan Conservation Fund is now accepting applications for funding until the deadline: October 31 at 4:30 pm.
The North Okanagan Conservation Fund provides local financial support for projects that will contribute to the conservation of valuable natural areas and help restore and protect a healthy environment.
Examples of projects eligible for funding from the North Okanagan Conservation Fund include:
- Projects that can demonstrate a reduction of a known threat to:
- Riparian, foreshore and water bodies including gullies, creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, marshes and swamps
- Wetlands both permanent and ephemeral including wet meadows, marshes, swamps and shallow open water areas including ponds
- Grasslands and shrub-steppe
- Sparsely vegetated rock outcrops, talus, cliffs and slopes
- Broadleaf and coniferous woodlands and old forests
- Other important ecosystems such as mature forests and Seasonally Flooded Fields
- Watersheds at important source water protection areas
- Connectivity for natural areas and wildlife corridors
- Native fish and wildlife habitat, including for species at risk
- Urban and rural wild-land interface areas
Find out more at the RDNO's "North Okanagan Conservation Fund - Project Proposal" page.
Eligible projects must take place in at least one of the following Regional District of North Okanagan areas:
- Area B (Swan Lake / Commonage)
- Area C (BX / SilverStar)
- Area D (Rural Lumby)
- Area E (Cherryville)
- Area F (Rural Enderby)
- The city of Armstrong
- The Village of Lumby
Applicants are recommended to review the North Okanagan Conservation Fund's Terms of Reference [PDF] to determine eligibility.
If you have any questions related to this fund, please feel free to contact the OCCP.