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)

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Diversity by Design Now Online!

The SCCP's long-awaited Diversity By Design series for restoring habitat for species at risk is now available! After the main guidance document by biologist Patrick Lilley was prepared in 2013 the...

Now in the Google Play Store - Species Identification on the go!

Introducing the SCCP's new Android mobile app "South Coast Endangered Species Finder." To support citizen science efforts and our centralized information portal on species and ecological communities...

Celebrate River's Day with the SCCP

September 20 through 27 2015

As part of our ongoing work this year in the Tri-cities and beyond, the South Coast Conservation Program will be joining in some local fun this coming River's Day weekend!          Treefest 2015...

Nature Stewards Program to Continue Through 2016!

Site visits being scheduled for Tri-Cities and Fraser Valley!

The South Coast Conservation Program is pleased to announce that its Landowner Stewardship Program will be continuing into 2016 and beyond thanks to funding from Environment Canada and BC Hydro.Ever...

Endangered Times - News for the South Coast: Legs and Regs

Environment Canada has posted a roadmap outlining recovery planning for the next three years, check out the document at the bottom of this post.  In the meantime a number of species listings and...

Endangered Times - News for the South Coast: SEARious Science

What is the point of saving endangered species? It will cost billions of dollars to save all the world's threatened species. What's in it for us? From BBC.COM July 2015 “Sure, it will be sad if there...

Endangered Times - News for the South Coast: South Coast Voice

The SCCP works with a number of partners, land use authorities and citizens. Whenever we can, we like to celebrate and profile those important connections – we couldn’t do the work we do without them...

Endangered Times - News for the South Coast: Species Pick: Western Pearlshell

Three Cheers for Freshwater Mussels! What can live for over 100 years, lives on the bottom of lakes and streams and needs a fish host to reproduce successfully? Some of BC’s least known and most...

Endangered Times - News for the South Coast: Programs and Resources

If you haven’t checked out our Landowner Stewardship page you’ve missed out on some great new resources! The SCCP has compiled a number of resources to help you learn more about stewardship, and how...

Endangered Times - News for the South Coast: What’s New?

If you received our last newsletter you will have realized that it has been a while since our last shout-out. The SCCP has been busy this past year dutifully working on a number of multi-year...

Coastal Sand Summer Celebration 2015!

Enjoy a fun family event to celebrate the unique and rare coastal sand ecosystems of North and South Thormanby Island!  The festivities will happen on the spectacular beaches of Buccaneer Bay...

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