Success Stories

Read about conservation successes from all around the South Okanagan

Caring for the Land – “Pitching in to restore Ellis Creek”

Caring for the land

Stewardship is the voluntary conservation and care of habitat and wildlife by landowners and community groups. Conservation organizations in the South Okanagan work with communities, schools, landowners and land managers to understand and care…
Penticton Creek Before

Penticton Creek

Penticton Creek was once one of the most productive waterways for Kokanee and Rainbow Trout on the Okanagan Lake system. At one time it contributed to an extraordinary recreational fishery, and continues to be important to the Okanagan people…
Ritchie Lake after

Ritchie Lake

From Bad to Rad In the heart of Garnet Valley just north of Summerland, there was a dry, rutted field pocked with tire marks and dried mud. Old timers said this place used to be called “Ritchie Lake”, a healthy, vibrant wetland with frogs…

I grew up spending a lot of my childhood in the bush. I want to make sure that my grandkids can have those same wonderful experiences I did.


Bruce Turnbull
Fisherman and photographer


If we're not going to protect our natural spaces, who is? I’ve seen what can be done and it’s amazing. Without water and the grasslands, ranching would not be possible.


Brigitte Daniels
Rancher, Bobtail Ranch


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