Fairview Antelope-brush Restoration Project

The Oliver and District Heritage Society

The Oliver and District Heritage Society (ODHS) operates both the Museum and Archives facilities in the town of Oliver, B.C; located on the unceded traditional and ancestral territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.  Incorporated August 6, 1980, as the Oliver Heritage Society, the name was changed in 1998 to the “Oliver and District Heritage Society” to reflect the welcome support from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and the Town. The Oliver & District Heritage Society is a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. They preserve and present the history of Oliver BC; Canada’s Wine Capital, and surrounding district through exhibits, educational programming, special events, heritage walking tours, and more.

The Oliver and District Heritage Society (ODHS), as the newly appointed organization responsible for maintaining the historic Fairview townsite, wish to steward this site according to educational, historical and ecosystem values. A key aspect of its stewardship vision is to protect, enhance and educate the public about the 70 acres of globally imperiled and provincially red-listed Antelope-brush/needle-and-thread grass habitat on this site.

This project is the first year of a 3-year request. Approved by Regional District Okanagan Similkameen Board and $33,831 was allocated from the South Okanagan Conservation Fund in 2022. The project is expected to complete by January 31, 2025.