Facilitating the protection and restoration of endangered species and ecological communities on BC’s South Coast
The Oregon Spotted Frog is found in only a handful of populations in the Fraser Valley of BC's South Coast. Image credit: Ryan Cloutier
The North Shore's Seymour River watershed typifies the Coastal Western Hemlock zone, the dominant forest type of the South Coast.
Elk Mountain in the Fraser Valley is one of a number of hotspots for species at risk and biodiversity in the Fraser Lowlands of the South Coast. Image Credit: Tamsin Baker
The Stawamus Chief along with the Squamish River are sacred spaces to the First Nations of the Squamish/Lillooet area as well as being a a recreational destination in Howe Sound. Image credit: Pamela Zevit
The greatest salmon river globally, some sections of the Fraser River like the "Heart of the Fraser" near Agassiz have changed little since first surveyed in the 1800's. Image credit: Pamela Zevit
Coastal sand ecosystems are one of the rarest ecological communities left on the South Coast. Image Credit Pamela Zevit
Wetlands and still waters like Maria Slough represent some of the most important remaining habitat for the critically endangered Oregon Spotted Frog. Image Credit: Pamela Zevit
Johnson's Hairstreak is dependent on dwarf mistletoe - a parasitic plant which prefers intact stands of hemlock and lodgepole pine. Image credit: Dave Nunnallee
Tall bugbane is one of the rarest plants on the South Coast, dependent on specific forest conditions to successfully propagate. Image credit: Brian Klinkenberg
Found in only a few watersheds on BC's South Coast, the Salish Sucker is relic from the last glaciation, part of a group known as the "Chehalis Fauna". Image credit: Mike Pearson
The distribution and genetics of the Pacific Coast Population of Western Painted Turtle, a species of conservation concern is being studied through a partnership with the SCCP. Image credit: Ursula Easterbrook
BC's largest shrew, Pacific Water Shrew is at the northern end of its North American range on the South Coast. Image credit: Dennis Knopp
The statuesque Great Blue Heron is an iconic sight on BC's coast. Two subspecies occur in British Columbia, the coastal faninni ssp. being found on the South Coast. Image credit: Winnu (Flickr)


The SCCP is a multi-partner conservation program helping facilitate projects and activities to protect  and restore species and ecological communities at risk on the South Coast of B.C.


Conservation Connections Events for Feb and March 2018

Sunshine Coast, Port Coquitlam and Squamish

The SCCP is pleased to announce the latest in our Conservation Connections Series for February and March 2018 with events covering a wide range of conservation and species at risk related topics!  ...

New South Coast Identification Guides

Salamanders and Owls

The SCCP is pleased to announce the release of two more species identification guides for the South Coast of BC. The new guides are Salamanders & Newts, and Owls. Go to the SCCP's page on...

Cheam Lake Nature Fest

Saturday, Sept 30th

The SCCP is celebrating the wildlife and species at risk of Cheam Lake Regional Park with many of our partners! Join us for a fun-filled family event with lots to see and do. Saturday, Sept. 30th...

Endangered Times – Fall/Winter 2017-18: 'SEARious' Science

Critical habitat designation for Canadian listed species: Slow, biased, and incomplete. Sarah C. Bird, Karen E. Hodges. Environmental Science & Policy 71 (2017) 1–8 Published this spring in the...

Endangered Times – Fall/Winter 2017-18: South Coast Voice

It’s a bird, it’s a fish, it’s a plant, wait no it’s all of those things. But how can that be? Because it’s a BioBlitz! Biodiversity Blitzes or BioBlitzes are a marathon to inventory, identify and...

Endangered Times – Fall/Winter 2017-18: Species Pick!

Introducing the Western Screech Owl kennicotii ssp. Length 19-25.5 cm, Weight 120-305 g. Megascops kennicotti kennicotti is a member of the family Strigidae (“typical owls”), western forms were long...

Endangered Times – Fall/Winter 2017-18: Programs & Resources:

How has 2017 been shaping up on the project front? Continuing on work begun in 2016 on the evolving “Nature Stewards Program” with private landowners, the SCCP’s Stewardship Coordinator Tamsin Baker...

Endangered Times – Fall/Winter 2017-18: What’s New?

Since we last reported out in our spring-summer newsletter, the SCCP has been focused on the program activities funded in the first half of 2017 while bolstering legacy programs through ongoing...

Species at Risk Rally in the Valley

Sept. 13, 2017

Join the SCCP and our partners on Sept 13th, 2017 to find out what is happening with species at risk recovery and conservation planning.  The afternoon will be a unique opportunity to network and...

Announcing SCCP's South Coast Species at Risk Series

Getting to Know Your Amphibians at Risk

The SCCP is pleased to unveil a new resource to help answer your questions on species at risk identification and best practices for BC's South Coast! Our new Species at Risk Series brings together...

Announcing the Conservation Connections Series!

Squamish, Mission and Vancouver event details for March 2017

The SCCP is pleased to announce our Conservation Connections Series with events covering a wide range of conservation and species at risk related topics!  Starting in March 2017, these free events...

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