Links and Resources


Watch these short videos to learn more about the South Okanagan-Similkameen national park proposal.

Voices of the South Okanagan-Similkameen (2014)

South Okanagan Similkameen – A National Treasure (2012)

Push to protect South Okanagan Similkameen National Park (2012)


SOS-NPN on the County Naturally with Pamela Stagg

Graham Osborne South Okanagan Grasslands, Elkink Ranch along Hwy 3, BC 3-I-0061Local Conservation Groups:

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – South Okanagan Similkameen Campaign
Western Canada Wilderness Committee-Okanagan National Park

South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program
Okanagan Conservation Planning
The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Center for Owls
The Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
Osoyoos Desert Society 
Badger Recovery Team
Grasslands Conservation Council of BC
The Land Conservancy of BC
Vaseux Lake Provincial Park
Vaseux Protected Area

Preserved Light Photography

Photo credits: Preserved Light Photography


BC Ministry of Environment- Ecosystem Status Report for Purshia tridentata / Hesperostipa comata (antelope-brush / needle-and-thread grass) in British Columbia, December 2010
Canada-British Columbia Steering Committee- South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Feasibility Study, January 2011
McAllister Opinion Research poll (WCWC) Local Support for a National Park in the Southern Okanagan-Similkameen, November 2010
SOSNP Steering Committee South Okanagan Similkameen National Park Reserve Economic Benefits Study: Executive Summary September 2005
BC Ministry of Environment – Rare Grassland Plants
BC Ministry of Environment – Antelope Brush Ecosystems
BC Ministry of Forests – The ecology of the ponderosa pine zone 
BC Ministry of Forests – The ecology of the bunchgrass zone
Study on invasive plant species in Antelope brush ecosystem
B.C. Ministry of the Environment – Species and Ecosystems at Risk


Don Gayton: Landscapes of the Interior: A Re-exploration of Nature and the Human Spirit
Don Gayton: The Wheatgrass Mechanism
Chris Harris and the Grasslands Conservation Council: Spirit in the Grass: The Cariboo-Chilcotin’s Forgotten Landscape
The Grasslands of British Columbia Report
Dick Cannings: Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan: A Guide to British Columbia’s Wine Country
Eva Durance: Cultivating the Wild (Available in garden and nursery shops and bookstores in the Okanagan)
George Scotter: Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains



Thank you to Preserved Light Photography for many of these images.

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