It is important for all of us to do our part in preserving sensitive ecosystems and the biodiversity around us. We all play a role in maintaining healthy, livable communities.

The Okanagan region contains three of the four biogeoclimactic zones of conservation concern in BC. These natural areas are dominated  by bunchgrasses, ponderosa pine and Douglas fir plant communities that are endangered provincially or at high risk of extinction; the majority of these communities are within the valley bottoms where we live, work and play. These low elevation areas also support a large percent of the species at risk and the Okanagan region also supports some of the greatest diversity and the largest number of breeding bird species in British Columbia.

See the report [PDF 2.17MB].