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 SOUTH COAST CONSERVATION PROGRAM

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.

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Endangered Times – Legs and Regs

Spring – Summer 2017

The floodgates have been opened! It seems like just last spring those of us fighting the good fight for species at risk in Canada were wondering if the new government in Ottawa meant we were ever...

Endangered Times – 'SEARious' Science

Spring – Summer 2017

While the flood gates seem to have opened for the release of many long-overdue recovery strategies, how are we really doing when it comes to SARA and endangered species recovery in Canada?  Two...

Endangered Times – South Coast Voice

Spring – Summer 2017

Public help needed to monitor spread of deadly bat disease! White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern North America, has moved to the west...

Endangered Times – Species Pick!

Spring – Summer 2017

The Great Blue Heron, a coastal icon at risk: You may be used to seeing them, standing like statues along the shoreline waiting patiently to catch their dinner. Or admire their huge wings and lazy...

Endangered Times – Programs & Resources

Spring – Summer 2017

Creating a Stewardship Road Map for the South Coast: Since its establishment in 2005, the South Coast Conservation Program has employed a variety of activities and programs towards the recovery of...

Endangered Times – What’s New?

Spring – Summer 2017

Happy Spring Equinox everyone! Winter is finally starting to lose its grip! Well…sort of. But as our newsletter banner image shows, the skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) is in full aromatic bloom...

Announcing the Conservation Connections Series!

Squamish, Mission and Vancouver event details for March 2017

The SCCP is pleased to announce our Conservation Connections Series with events covering a wide range of conservation and species at risk related topics!  Starting in March 2017, these free events...

SCCP Responds to Provincial Call for Input on Species At Risk Protection

In October of this year (2016) the Government of BC posted a public call “asking British Columbians for input and innovative ideas on new ways to protect species at risk and how to better support...

Legs & Regs!

Recovery strategies and action plans are being posted like hot cakes! 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...

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