The Tri-Cities are wonderful communities in which to live and play. Part of what makes the area so special is the diverse natural environment. This includes forested mountains, rivers, creeks, wetlands and open fields which support many native plants and animals. This brochure was produced as part of a multi-year project funded by the Fish Wildlife and Compensation Program, focused on the Coquitlam Watershed and surrounding areas.
The Alouette River Watershed provides both residents and visitors with wonderful places to live and play. Part of what makes the area so special is the diverse natural environment. This includes forests, rivers, creeks, wetlands and open fields which support many native plants and animals.
There are a number of plant nurseries and growers that propagate native plant species including trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Adding native plants and using wildlife-friendly landscaping can make the most of your backyard habitat. Learn about more about these and other ways in which to “green” your yard!
The Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines is one of a series of guidance documents being developed by the Aquatic Habitat Guidelines (AHG) Program. AHG is a joint effort among state resource management agencies in Washington, including the Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife, Ecology, Transportation, and Natural Resources; the Recreation and Conservation Office, and the Puget Sound Partnership.
See also the South Coast Conservation Program's Coastal Sands...
Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government. The ISCBC is pleased to announce the release of the "Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government", a resource for real estate professionals, developers and local governments (including regional districts and municipalities) and elected officials in BC as a means of providing information on invasive species management tools and options.
This great pocket ID guide was developed by the folks at Precious Frog for quick field identification of frogs and toads in the lower elevation wetlands of the Fraser Valley (excludes Coastal aka Pacific Tailed Frog). Developed in partnership with Balance Ecological
"Oral traditions have been instrumental in forming and maintaining the foundation of Stó:lō /Coast Salish society. There has always been value in acknowledging the connection that elders have with their children and grandchildren, to experience the sharing of historical understanding through story, uniting past and present. Sharing history through oral society means expressing one's world view, which is a comprehensive, diverse perspective that balances the...
Species at Risk in the Classroom ("SARitc" for short) is the SCCP's unique curriculum resource made for formal and informal educators on the South Coast! Feel free to download the modules below and explore how you can link conservation and nature exploration objectives to your curriculum or environmental education programming. With the new BC Curriculum the time is right more than ever to connect your students to nature-based programs and resources.
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In 2007 the South Coast Conservation Program commissioned a survey of residents of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley to gage awareness of species at risk and the level of support for possible provincial initiatives or legislation aimed at this issue. This survey included questions on:
-Concern For Loss/Deterioration Of BC Ecosystems
-Development Vs. Conservation
-Legislation & Initiatives
-Opinion On Valley Bottom Development
By carefully mapping the ecosystems and plant communities throughout the islands, we can determine which ecosystems are most rare and which are most threatened by development. The Islands Trust Fund uses ecosystem mapping to focus our time and money on those ecosystems in greatest need of protection.