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Report: Keeping Nature in Our Future Series: Biodiversity Conservation Analyses, Maps, Strategies and Supporting Documents for the Okanagan Region

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This page includes all the reports, mapping and support documents for the biodiversity strategies in the Okanagan Region.

Author:  South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP); Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program (OCCP); Caslys Consulting

Date Published:  Apr 2014

Report ID:  42389

Audience:  Government and Public

The Region consists of: the South Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District (RDOS), the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO) and the Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO).It includes drainages flowing into the Okanagan River, and the portions of the Similkameen, Kettle and Shuswap Rivers that lie within the regional districts. PART 1 consists of work initiated by the SOSCP and its partners to assess the status of biodiversity and develop A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the South Okanagan Similkameen. Part 2 consists of A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region and the additional analyses that were conducted to support the regional strategy. The OCCP coordinated the analysis for the Central and North Okanagan following a similar methodology as the South Okanagan-Similkameen. The OCCP and SOSCP then worked collectively to conduct a summary analysis and establish A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region. It is a holistic approach, providing analyses, key findings and future strategic directions that incorporate all three regional districts and their member municipalities. Part 3 consists of additional companion documents that support A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region. These documents include the guide Designing and Implementing Ecosystem Connectivity in the Okanagan and Case Studies from North and Central Okanagan that support the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region. The maps (shapefiles and posters) are the main products that were produced to assess the status of nature in the Okanagan Region. Ecological, environmental and land ownership data were compiled to produce 4 maps: conservation ranking of ecosystems, an assessment of relative biodiversity, identification of important links between natural areas (connectivity) and an assessment of land ownership and tenure (land management classes) to determine current levels of protection.

Report Type
  Terrestrial Information
  Region - Okanagan
  Terrestrial Information - Habitat Modeling
  Watershed Groups - 120 - Thompson
  Watershed Groups - 128 - South Thompson
  Watershed Groups - 310 - Okanagan

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