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.


Coastal Sand Summer Celebration 2015!

Fun event for the whole family on the Sunshine Coast

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...

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Frog Drone!

When drone technology meets endangered amphibians!

Testing the use and feasibility of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to survey and monitor for amphibian egg laying. Check out this recent report prepared for the Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery...

Species at Risk in the Tri-Cities Area

Project Launched for 2014-15!

Thanks to funding support from BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, the South Coast Conservation Program is undertaking a Species at Risk-related project in the Tri-Cities.  The Tri-...

Helping Herons on the Sunshine Coast

The Arrival of the Great Blue Heron Nesting Season!

It is already that time of year.  Great Blue Herons up and down the coast are starting their courtship to get ready for another nesting season.  Over the next few months these majestic birds will...

Emergency listing for three bat species in need of significant protection

For the Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus), the Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis) and the Tri-colored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus) Christmas has come early! These three bats have been added...

Headwaters to Shorelines - New Resources to Protect Species and Watersheds

The SCCP has added three new "hot of the press" resources developed for species and spaces of the Pacific Northwest. From Washington State, the newly completed Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines, a...

Get to know your Neighbours in Nature with the SCCP

Landowner contact program expands to Mission!

The South Coast Conservation Program is expanding its Landowner Stewardship Program into the Mission area this winter. As part of this, the SCCP is offering landowners in and around Mission free...

Nature Beach Tour - Oct. 5

Boundary Bay Village, Delta

Join the South Coast Conservation Program for a Nature Beach Tour to learn about the Unique Coastal Sand Ecosystems  of the Boundary Bay Village Neighbourhood of Delta.   When:  Sunday,...

British Columbia Swallow Conservation Project Takes Wing!

Swallows are iconic species that many British Columbians appreciate. They are also associated with a number of other species at risk, which also require our help. In British Columbia there is an...

SCCP Connects Fall 2014!

Mark your calendars and join the SCCP for another fantastic Connects networking event this fall! Learn about local projects and partnerships working to protect and recover the South Coast's...



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