The SCCP was established in 2005 by government and non-government organizations to fill coordination gaps between various levels of government, conservation groups, land use interests and local communities to conserve species and ecological communities at risk. The SCCP plays a vital role in assisting various stakeholders in navigating the complexities around species at risk. This is accomplished through a range of activities, including: workshops on guidelines and stewardship practices, networking through social media and supporting on-the- ground applied science on priority species and their habitats. Keep up to date through our SCCP News page.
The South Coast region is a hotspot of biodiversity with over 260 species provincially and federally listed as threatened or endangered.
One of BC's most biodiverse regions - with a population 2.5 million and growing.
The SCCP focus is on ecological communities and the species at risk they support.The geographic boundaries follow three forest districts – Chilliwack, Squamish and Sunshine Coast which includes a number of Regional Districts (Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Powell River, Sunshine Coast and Squamish - Lillooet).
Program streams are focused around engagement and dialogue, integrating conservation science and First Nations Traditional Ecological Knowledge iand stewardship practices.
Want to learn more about actions happening to connect communities to endangered species and spaces on the South Coast? Check out our You Tube Channel for our webinar and video archive and this presentation by our Program Coordinator done at the Beaty Museum.
To find out more about the work we do please visit our Resources Page.