New Biosphere Designation Outlines Conservation as Key Part of Sustainable Tourism in the South Okanagan-Similkameen

Builds on the recent announcement by First Nations, Federal and Provincial Governments to establish a National Park Reserve Thursday, November 2, 2017 British Columbia – The South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Network welcomes the announcement of the Biosphere Destination Certificate for the Thompson Okanagan Region. The Park Network has long been an advocate for sustainable tourism […]

“Protecting Our Grasslands with a National Park Reserve”-Presentation by Doreen Olson

On Monday, February 27th, SOS NPN coordinator Doreen Olson will speak on  “Protecting Our Grasslands With a National Park Reserve”: “Grasslands around the world are in peril, year after year they top the list of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Right here in our own backyard, the grasslands of the Okanagan have persisted through […]

BC Government Promises to Re-engage over National Park Reserve

The South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Network (SOS-NPN) welcomes the news on January 27th that the government of British Columbia has committed to reengage with Parks Canada and the Okanagan Nation Alliance on the creation of a National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen. “The opportunity to establish a national park is disappearing as the land continues to be […]

Province Confirms Massive Local Support for National Park in South Okanagan

Vancouver – The B.C. Ministry of Environment recently released a report confirming strong support for additional protection in the South Okanagan-Similkameen, including the creation of a new national park reserve. The report summarizes 3,460 responses to a proposal for new protected areas in the region, circulated between August and October 2015. The South Okanagan–Similkameen National Park […]

SOSNPN Welcomes Province’s Paper on Protection of the Endangered South Okanagan-Similkameen

For Immediate release: SOSNPN welcomes Province’s paper on protection of the endangered South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park a key component of Provincial protection plan Kaleden – Today the Ministry of Environment released a paper that considers creating additional protection of the South Okanagan-Similkameen region, including a national park component. “We are pleased to see that the […]

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Local Support for National Park in South Okanagan-Similkameen Grows to over 3:1 in Favour

New public opinion poll reveals strong and growing support across the region Osoyoos, B.C.– An independent poll showing wide-spread and growing local support for the proposed South Okanagan-Similkameen national park was released this morning by the South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Network. During the 5-year period since an identical telephone survey was last conducted, the poll […]

Vote on the Oliver Daily News Poll

The Oliver Daily News is conducting a poll about the national park. Show that you support the park’s establishment by voting here!

South Okanagan Similkameen National Park Resolution Passes at UBCM

A resolution put forward by the Town of Osoyoos, at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) 2014 convention with regard to the South Okanagan National Park Reserve was approved today. “My Town Council unanimously supports the establishment of the proposed National Park. I am so pleased that municipalities around the province have supported us. The […]

Keeping Nature in Our Future

“Keeping Nature in Our Future“, a new report compiled by Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program, provides a good outline for conservation and biodiversity planning in the Okanagan region. It places a high value on the connection between habitat connectivity and local community well being. It discusses that water purification, fire control and lower soil erosion in […]