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


Gathering Success! Conservation Connections 2023 Event Wrap-Up

On October 3rd, more than 40 participants gathered for the SCCP's first in-person networking event in four years! We extend our gratitude to the City of Surrey for hosting, to Environment and Climate Change Canada for their support, and to our excellent speakers. The presentations, covering diverse topics related to species at risk, are now available for viewing

Conservation Connections 2022 Webinar Presentations

Another successful Conservation Connections event in the books! Thanks to all those that helped to organize, participate and present. We hope to see you all in person next year. The PDFs presentations are now posted at the bottom of the event page here.

Conservation Connections 2022 Webinar

BC’s South Coast species at risk info sharing and networking event is back for another year! The South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP) is pleased to offer our annual opportunity where you can hear from and connect with experts involved in the various aspects of species at risk recovery. All who are interested in conservation and species at risk recovery on BC's South Coast are welcome. 

Other SAR News for Feb 2022

Species at Risk Public Registry News:

The federal Species at Risk Public Registry has released quite a bit of new information relevant to BC's South Coast over the past few months.

Several Schedule 1 listed Species have had recovery documents released for consultation. These include:

New SCCP Species at Risk Info Resource for 2022

Introducing the SCCP’s new online South Coast Species at Risk Recovery Info resource

The SCCP is pleased to announce a new online working document to encourage coordinated species at risk actions across the South Coast. It includes, for federally listed species at risk (SAR), the following info:

  • The current federal listing Schedule 1 status, and the existence/status of any federal and/or BC recovery planning documents (Recovery Strategies, Management Plans, or Action Plans)

  • The name of any existing recovery implementation coordination partnerships (Recovery Team, Working Group, or Action Team)

A resource tab for links on where to find SAR recovery planning documents, and other helpful online sources of information related to SAR recovery

Conservation Connections 2021 Webinar Presentations

Thank you to all those involved in the SCCP's first online Conservation Connections event! We hope you enjoyed all the many speakers and were able to network a little with through our breakout session. The presentations can be found by going to the webpage of the event which you can access by clicking HERE

Announcing Conservation Connections for September 2021

BC’s South Coast species at risk info sharing and networking event is returning for 2021! This year we are taking this event online for the first time! All who are involved and/or interested in conservation and species at risk recovery on BC's South Coast are welcome.

For more information, the full agenda, and to register for this free online event go here.  

Update for 2021!

The SCCP is pleased to announce that it has received a two-year Priority Places grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada! This generous support provides the SCCP with the ability to have a part-time contract Coordinator to help the SCCP move forward in achieving its mission to facilitate and coordinate actions that protect and restore species and ecosystems at risk on the South Coast of BC.

The Coordinator role is being filled by Tamsin Baker, MSc, who started with the SCCP in 2005 as part of the Steering Committee, followed by being the Stewardship Coordinator since 2012. Tamsin has over 22 years of experience in the conservation field on BC's South Coast. Her skillset includes species at risk stewardship, private land protection, habitat enhancement, outreach/education, and partnership-building. 

Conservation Connections 2019 Presentations

Thanks to all of those that participated in the SCCP's Conservation Connections Event on Oct. 16, 2019 in Surrey! The event was a big success with the positive feedback telling us that people enjoyed the opportunity to network and learn from the many engaging speakers. 

If you missed the event, or would like to review the presentations, you can download them in PDF format HERE. at the bottom of the event page.

Conservation Connections 2019

Announcing the SCCP's Conservation Connections 2019 - BC’s South Coast species at risk annual info sharing and networking event! This year's event will be in Surrey, BC.

The South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP) is pleased to offer our annual opportunity to connect with experts involved in species at risk recovery. The afternoon event will start with a networking lunch, followed by a range of interesting speakers and some facilitated discussion.

For more info and to register go here.

Endangered Times - Spring/Summer: 'SEARious' Science

The role played by invasive species in interactions with endangered and threatened species in the United States: a systematic review

The Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) has reported “invasive species as 2nd greatest cause of species extinction”, but what is the evidence that such extreme effects are accurate?