The Nature Trust of BC sets sights on key antelope-brush properties

Vaseux Lake Antelope-brush Property. Graham Osbourne photo.

The Nature Trust of British Columbia is working to acquire 34.6 hectares to create the largest private holding of rare Antelope-brush habitat in the South Okanagan (152 hectares). Fifteen years in the making, this fourth and final phase of the Antelope-brush Conservation Area project is underway. Located at the south end of Vaseux Lake, this acquisition along with The Nature Trust’s adjoining property is home to more than 20 species at risk. Most notably, this land supports more than half of the Canadian population of the Behr’s Hairstreak butterfly.  TNT is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that have helped with this project to date and are asking for support to raise $280,000 by March 31, 2015. Your support will help conserve a critical piece of British Columbia’s South Okanagan.

Find out more about the family history and important habitats associated with this important area. Antelope-brush TNT BC project. Or go directly to The Nature Trust of BC site to donate.