Facilitating the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems at risk on BC’s South Coast


The South Coast of BC: 2 million + people (and growing) vying for space in one of BC's most biodiverse regions!

The SCCP was established in 2005 to fill coordination gaps between various levels of government, conservation groups, land use interests and local communities to conserve species and ecosystems at risk. The SCCP plays a vital role in assisting various stakeholders in navigating the complexities around species at risk conservation and recovery. This is accomplished through a range of activities, including: workshops and guidelines on stewardship practices and recovery tools, networking through social media and supporting on-the-ground applied science on priority species and their habitats. Keep up to date on our work and networking opportunities through our SCCP Blog posts, our Facebook page or Newsletter.


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 of 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 five 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 and best available practices. 

The SCCP is not a regulatory authority and does not provide legal expertise or undertake investigative actions regarding damage to habitat or violations under the various species and habitat protection laws. The SCCP's role is to provide information to practitioners, land use interests and the public to enable them to find out more about, or connect to, regulatory authorities, legislation, or guidelines around species and habitat protection.

Want to learn more? Check out our You Tube Channel for our webinar and video archive and this presentation at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum by our past Special Projects Coordinator Pamela Zevit.

To see the range of resources we offer take some time to explore our site!