Canada’s lone desert, the South Okanagan-Similkameen, is a unique landscape of dry grasslands and open ponderosa pine forests in southern British Columbia.
The area has more endangered species than anywhere else in the province, including creatures found nowhere else in Canada such as Lyall’s Mariposa Lily, Flammulated Owl and Great Basin Spadefoot Toad. Other animals natural to the area, like the Burrowing Owl, Sharp-tailed Grouse, and White-tailed Jackrabbit, have already been lost due to habitat loss.
As development continues in the Okanagan, we need to permanently protect this unique treasure with a new National Park Reserve.
On Dec. 10 2018, Parks Canada launched a consultation asking for feedback on possible boundaries for a National Park Reserve. Canadians need to let them know it’s a priority, or it won’t happen.
1. Sign our petition Make South Okanagan-Similkameen Our Next National Park! (5 minutes)
Join thousands of Canadians and tell the government that the South Okanagan-Similkameen needs to be established as Canada’s next national park. Sign now!
2. Participate in the government survey (15 minutes)