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)


Upcoming Species at Risk Networking Event

Conservation Connections 2018

Catch up with the SCCP and others involved in species at risk recovery for our annual South Coast species at risk gathering! This year, the event will be on October 10th and held in North Vancouver....

New Release! Gardening with Native Plants Guide

For gardens in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

The widely anticipated 'Gardening with Native Plants in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley' guide has finally been released! This multi-paged colourful booklet is full of information to get you...

Two new South Coast Species at Risk Series released!

Owls and Land Snails

The SCCP is pleased to announce two new publications of its South Coast Species at Risk Series titled Getting to Know your Owls at Risk and Getting to Know your Land Snails at Risk. This is in...

Endangered Times – Spring/Summer18: 'SEARious' Science

Implementation Plans released for the Northern Goshawk, laingi ssp. (Accipiter gentilis laingi) and Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in BC. The provinces generally produce the first...

Endangered Times – Spring/summer 2018: Programs & Resources:

Announcing the latest in our South Coast Wildlife Identification Series! In addition to our guides on amphibians, amphibian eggs and owls, we have just released our Common Land Snails of BC’s South...

Endangered Times Spring/summer 2018: What’s New?

Since we last reported out in our fall/winter newsletter, the SCCP has continued to focus on the program activities funded in 2017. We also continue to invest in our legacy programs on conservation...

Endangered Times Spring/summer 2018: Species Pick!

Suckers in the Spotlight Contributed by Christy Juteau, Conservation Science Director – A Rocha Canada, Brooksdale Environmental Centre In 2011 the Salish Sucker made a big splash in the news when it...

Endangered Times – Spring/Summer 2018: South Coast Voice

The Herons of Moody Inlet Contributed by Judy Taylor-Atkinson, Port Moody BC. My husband, Jim, discovered the first 3 Great Blue Heron nests here in Port Moody in 2015. At the time the nests seemed...

Conservation Connections Events for Feb and March 2018

Sunshine Coast, Port Coquitlam and Squamish

The SCCP is pleased to announce the latest in our Conservation Connections Series for February and March 2018 with events covering a wide range of conservation and species at risk related topics!  ...

New South Coast Identification Guides

Salamanders and Owls

The SCCP is pleased to announce the release of two more species identification guides for the South Coast of BC. The new guides are Salamanders & Newts, and Owls. Go to the SCCP's page on...

Cheam Lake Nature Fest

Saturday, Sept 30th

The SCCP is celebrating the wildlife and species at risk of Cheam Lake Regional Park with many of our partners! Join us for a fun-filled family event with lots to see and do. Saturday, Sept. 30th...



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