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.


Legs & Regs!

Recovery strategies and action plans are being posted like hotcakes! While many others are being finalized, public input is wanted on critical habitat and other policies. Environment and Climate...

'SEARious' Science

Understanding critical habitat needs for our rarest South Coast amphibian: In 2013 Monica Pearson, renowned Oregon Spotted Frog champion, co-authored a report on how to define the most relevant...

South Coast Voice

Students take action to protect “Aurora the Lonely Frog*”.  In early 2016, as part of our Species at Risk in The Classroom program, Pamela Zevit was working on an extended mentoring program with...

Species Pick!

Follow the bouncing ball! That is what the “boop, boop, boop” call of the Western Screech-owl brings to mind. This largest of our trio of little ‘arboreal’ owls on the South Coast is in trouble. A...

Programs & Resources

In 2013 the SCCP began to develop a unique approach to addressing habitat restoration for species at risk. While there is a plethora of guidance documents out there, resources specific to South Coast...

What's New?

Transition, transition, transition! The South Coast Conservation Program like just about any other organization is not static. As a non-profit joint venture we are at the whim of grant funding cycles...

Chilliwack Wildlife Celebration

October 1, 2016

Join the SCCP and the Fraser Valley Conservancy for a family-friendly event. There will be fun displays, games and food. Come celebrate the fascinating and rare critters that call Chilliwack home....

SCCP Connects 2016!

Charting the Course for Species at Risk Conservation

It's that time again! Help the SCCP celebrate its accomplishments for the past year working on species at risk conservation! Join us, our partners and local conservation champions for another fun-...

Chilliwack Mountain Nature Walk

Hillkeep Regional Park:

Join the SCCP in partnership with the Fraser Valley Conservancy on Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2016 for a fun biologist-led nature walk on the top of Chilliwack Mountain!  This is a great opportunity to...

SCCP to Celebrate First Ever Species at Risk Day in Canada!

The South Coast Conservation Program along with the Painted Turtle Conservation Project, South Coast Bat Action Team and Environment Canada and Climate Change/Canadian Wildlife Service invite you to...



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