For nearly two decades, CPAWS-BC has been fighting alongside local communities to get the BC government to recognize the urgency and utmost importance of establishing a National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan. Why?
The region is experiencing unprecedented growth and development. It has suffered many ecological losses already – including the burrowing owl, sharp-tailed grouse, and white-tailed jackrabbit, all of which are now locally extinct.
Less than 10% of historic grasslands globally remain in their natural state. Local communities and First Nations have been unwavering in their support for this park establishment process, a request which until recently has fallen largely on deaf ears. If we wait any longer to protect what little remains of this critical landscape, we will end up losing it forever.
Send a message to George Heyman, BC Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to let him know that you want a National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan that will protect the grasslands for future generations.
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