Facilitating the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems at risk on BC’s South Coast

One of the largest terrestrial snails, the Oregon Forestsnail, is an endangered gastropod whose Canadian population is restricted to southwest BC. Image credit: Pamela Zevit
Tiny floral predators, sundews are often an indicator of the presence of sphagnum bogs, an ancient and rare type of wetland ecosystem. Image credit: Pamela Zevit
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
Upland forests represent some of the most bio-diverse ecosystems for plants as well as wildlife on the South Coast
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
Coastal sand ecosystems are one of the rarest ecological communities left on the South Coast. Image Credit Tamsin Baker
Wetlands and still waters like Maria Slough represent some of the most important remaining habitat for the critically endangered Oregon Spotted Frog. Image Credit: Monica Pearson
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
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)

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The SCCP is pleased to announce that it has received a two-year Priority Places grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada! This generous support provides the SCCP with the ability to have a part-time contract Coordinator to help the SCCP move forward in achieving its mission to facilitate...
Thanks to all of those that participated in the SCCP's Conservation Connections Event on Oct. 16, 2019 in Surrey! The event was a big success with the positive feedback telling us that people enjoyed the opportunity to network and learn from the many engaging speakers.  If you missed the...
Announcing the SCCP's Conservation Connections 2019 - BC’s South Coast species at risk annual info sharing and networking event! This year's event will be in Surrey, BC. The South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP) is pleased to offer our annual opportunity to connect with experts involved in...
The role played by invasive species in interactions with endangered and threatened species in the United States: a systematic review The Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) has reported “invasive species as 2nd greatest cause of species extinction”, but what is the evidence that such...
The Footprint Press "Tread Lightly and Listen to the Land" By Tracy Lyster             The Footprint Press is published by the Citizens Against Urban Sprawl Society (CAUSS), as a non-profit community magazine. The magazine evolved to help educate the public...
One Frog, Two Frog, Green Frog, Bullfrog! By Pamela Zevit RPBio. Attending a recent outing to learn about the habits and habitat of our most endangered amphibian, the Oregon Spotted Frog, made me reflect on the issues surrounding our native frog species and their invading cousins. How well do we...
Have you checked out our website lately? Our website has gone through a major reorganization, with oodles of new tools added to the Resources tab and a shiny new stand-alone tab for the Nature Stewards Program! New pages include: Citizen Science Tools, First Nations, Guidelines & Best Practices...
Here is a recap of what we have been up to since our last newsletter, and what is on the horizon for the coming spring/summer: March/April marks the final year of multi-year funding for a number of SCCP projects, including those in partnership with the Fraser Valley Conservancy (FVC) such as the...

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