Okanagan Futures Project

The Okanagan Mountain to Kalamalka Lake Ecological Corridor

What is it? The Okanagan Mountain to Kalamalka Lake Ecological Corridor is a regional scale, pilot corridor that aims to keep major parks and local ecological corridors connected.  It is an initiative being led by the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program (OCCP), UBC Okanagan, and the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO), in collaboration with […]

Corridors connecting habitats in the Okanagan Valley

Corridors connecting habitats in the Okanagan Valley

Project leader & contact person: Dr. Lael Parrott, Associate Professor & Director, BRAES Insitute, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan Campus, Phone: 250 807 8122 Email: lael.parrott@ubc.ca Participating researchers: Catherine Kyle, Graduate research assistant, UBC; Valerie Hayot-Sasson, Undergraduate research assistant, McGill University; Charles Bouchard, Undergraduate research assistant, McGill University; Dr. Jeffrey Cardille, Associate Professor, […]

The value of natural capital in the Okanagan

  The Okanagan Valley is rich with natural capital that provides us with enormous benefits to our well-being and quality of life. Using the best estimates available, based on global studies, the monetary value of this natural capital likely exceeds $6.7 billion/year (in 2007 dollars). Download a PDF version of this text here. By Lael […]

Reflections on landscape stewardship

Reflections on landscape stewardship

In May 2013, Dr. Lael Parrott participated in a workshop held in Kingston, Ontario and hosted by the Frontenac County Landscape Stewardship Council.  The workshop resulted in a report summarizing the group’s recommendations for how to achieve a resilient and sustainable landscape.  The report is written for a general audience and can be downloaded here. […]

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