Bryn White talks about the South Okanagan – Similkameen Conservation Partnership
Convening for Action in the South Okanagan – Similkameen
Bryn White is the manager of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Partnership, an innovative coalition of regionally based organizations. SOSCP members share a common interest in sustainable development and conservation of land.
“The partnership format provides a mechanism for diverse interests to come together, learn from each other, and develop complementary approaches to land use related challenges in the South Okanagan-Similkameen region,” states Bryn White.
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About the SOSCP
The South Okanagan-Similkameen area is home to some of the greatest concentrations of species diversity and species at risk in Canada and is recognized as one of the country’s three most endangered natural systems. The dry climates and desert-like habitats of the Okanagan and Similkameen river valleys form the northern tip of the great Great Basin desert.
Over 40 groups have joined together to maintain this unique natural system and the great variety of plant and animal species that exists within it. Strong community support and involvement help create a positive balance between wildlife requirements and human needs and aspirations.
The South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program was founded in 2000 by various groups concerned with the special environment and habitat of the South Okanagan-Similkameen area.
The SOSCP is a Partnership of non-governmental, government, and First Nations organizations working together to conserve biodiversity. SOSCP is a co-ordinator and facilitator of the Partners to help improve the effectiveness of their conservation efforts.