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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For those that were unable to tune in, or those that would like an encore, our webinar from last week with Josephine Clark of Metro Vancouver and Sarah Gergel from UBC is now posted to the SCCP’s You Tube channel through the following link: https://youtu.be/kgrfoS2RkaE.  You can check out the...
On Oct 10th, 2018 the SCCP hosted its annual South Coast species at risk networking event. This year the event was held in North Vancouver and had almost 50 participants from a wide range of environmental backgrounds from across the South Coast.  The SCCP talked about its newest resources,...
Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World. 2016. Voigt and Kingston. Springer. In keeping with our species pick profile for this newsletter,  take a look at this e-book from 2016 on bats, available for free (open access) through Springer Link! Thanks to SCCP Steering...
  The SCCP continues to focus on the program activities funded in 2018 including the Nature Stewards Program, working with local governments, planning new webinars and public engagement.  Investment in our legacy programs remains ongoing as opportunities arise, e.g. Species at risk in...
Announcing our latest South Coast tools and resources hot off the e-press! Tamsin Baker, SCCP Stewardship Coordinator: In addition to our guides on amphibians, owls and land snails, the widely anticipated 'Gardening with Native Plants in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley' guide was released in...
Little Brown Myotis - Consumer of Moths and “Mozzies” These small insectivorous bats belong to the genus Myotis or “mouse-eared bats” they belong to the family Vespertilionidae (vesper bats, also known as evening or common bats). Of Canada’s nineteen bat species, the Little Brown Bat is the one...
River’s Day Reflections Contributed by Dr. John Richardson, University of British Columbia Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences / SCCP Steering Committee Chair. A lot of attention is paid to large rivers, as we use those for a variety of ecosystem services, and we all fret about the...
Hot off the e-press, our most recent publication Species at Risk and Critical Habitat: Understanding Responsibilities & Making Informed Decisions On Private Land (Sept. 2018) has been developed specifically for addressing roles and responsibilities around dealing with...

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