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 […]

Ecosystem Services Mapping to Support Environmental Conservation and Planning Decisions in the Okanagan Region

Funding source: Environment Canada, Ecosystems Partnerships Program Collaborating organisations: Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program; Okanagan Basin Water Board Click here for mapping and reports from Year 1 of the project. Summary: The Project will map the historical, current, and projected future distribution and value of Ecosystem Services (ES) for the Okanagan Region in British Columbia and […]

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: 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 […]


3MTSim is a dynamic model of boats and whales developed by our team.  It is currently being used to explore alternate marine traffic management scenarios for the Saint Lawrence Estuary.  This project, in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Parks Canada and the GREMM, has led to ongoing discussions about ways to mitigate […]

Okanagan Futures

What kind of future do we want for the Okanagan Valley?  The Okanagan Futures project will explore alternate land use and development scenarios for the region to help us understand the impacts of our decisions on quality of life, agriculture, ecosystems and the economy.


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