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September 16
Skaha Lake Park Clean Up

September 16
Penticton Tree Social
Lakawanna Park

September 17
BX Farm Tour @ BX Ranchlands
**Snake Smart Farms Presentation at 3:00pm**

September 23
Similkameen Sizzle Pepper Festival

September 24
Grist Mill Heritage Fall Fair


Stewardship is the act of taking care of fish and wildlife habitat by people like you


We all care for the land and nature so that they thrive.


We help people and communities to be stewards of the land and nature.

  • Raise awareness about local species and spaces.

    • Provide information, assistance and advice about local species and spaces including tailored habitat assessments prepared by our local biologists.

  • Engage landowners and communities in stewardship.

    • Provide assistance and support to landowners as stewards in conservation, restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitats on their properties while maintaining other land use practices such as agriculture and eco-tourism.

    • Develop best management practices and management plans for coexisting with wildlife on your property.

  • Support Wildlife Habitat Stewards.

  • Enhance and restore habitats

    • Develop and lead habitat enhancement projects, such as native plant enhancement, exclusion fencing along shorelines, and invasive plant management.


  • We meet people where they're at- on your property, in your community, taking into consideration your needs first.

  • We are continuously improving our knowledge and skills.

  • We choose projects that are landowner- and community-driven.

  • We strive to find common ground with all landowners, leading to win win solutions.

  • We believe stewardship is a shared responsibility. We work cooperatively and collaboratively in the delivery of our projects and activities with landowners and communities AND with other organizations. As active members of the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program and the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program- collaborative partnerships of over 60 non-government, government, and independent organizations in order to ensure that our work is based on regional priorities and does not duplicate other initiatives.

OSS works in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, primarily on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people, throughout the Regional Districts of Okanagan Similkameen, Central Okanagan and North Okanagan. This region is an exceptional place, known for its spectacular landscapes, iconic wildlife, amazing outdoor recreation opportunities, world-class wines and diverse agricultural products. The region is also home to some of the greatest concentrations of species diversity and species at risk in Canada and is one of Canada's most endangered natural systems.
OSS Project Area Map and borders

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