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The South Okanagan Valley: A National Treasure at Risk (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk) Cannings, Richard J.
1999
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Abstract: The South Okanagan Valley is one of the 4 most endangered ecosystems in Canada. The Canadian ranges of 8 vertebrate species are restricted to the Okanagan Valley, and a further 6 species are restricted to the valley in their British Columbian ranges. Of the total Canadian breeding bird fauna, almost half (187 species) is known to nest in the South Okanagan, and the valley’s 15 species of bats represent the highest bat species diversity in the country as well. Invertebrate diversity is far higher, of course, and 69 species have their Canadian or British Columbian ranges restricted to the South Okanagan. Seven of these species were described from the South Okanagan and have been found nowhere else in the world. Less than 40% of the grasslands and shrub-steppe habitats of the Bunchgrass zone remain intact, and only 9% are in a truly natural state. With the human population of the South Okanagan projected to increase to 112,000 by 2021, from its present level of about 70,000, and with increasing pressures from...
 
Cannings, Richard J.. 1999. The South Okanagan Valley: A National Treasure at Risk (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks; University College of the Cariboo. Proceedings - Conference Biology & Management. Vol. 2
 
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: Artemisia tridentata, antelope-brush, bunchgrass, Okanagan, ponderosa pine, Purshia tridentata, sagebrush, stewardship, conservation
ISSN:  Scientific Name: Purshia tridentata / Pseudoroegneria spicata, Artemisia tridentata var. tridentata, Pinus ponderosa, Purshia tridentata
ISBN:  English Name: antelope-brush / bluebunch wheatgrass, Ponderosa Pine, Big Sagebrush, Antelope-brush
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
 
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