Okanagan Conservation Planning (OKCP)

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About OCCP

Background

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The OCCP is a collaboration of conservation oriented organizations working together, sharing information and carrying out research to fill knowledge gaps, and set priorities on conservation issues in the Okanagan basin of British Columbia, Canada.  Its purpose is to facilitate, communicate and educate, not lobby or advocate.

OCCP partners have each signed a Statement of Cooperation, outlining their shared concern for local biodiversity and commitment to work together toward conservation objectives.

 

The OCCP website is referred to as the OKCP, which stands for Okanagan Conservation Planning.  More info on the OKCP.  For links to our partners and their contact information click here.

Who We Are

The Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program (OCCP) is a partnership of organizations and government with shared goals, which include maintaining regional biodiversity, protecting Species at Risk, maintaining ecological connectivity throughout the Okanagan Basin, and balancing regional growth with conservation.

Partners in the OCCP include all levels of government (Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), BC Ministry of Environment (BC MOE), regional districts, and municipalities), land trusts, stewardship and outreach organizations.

Strategic Directions

Vision

The Okanagan landscape sustains biological diversity and ecological processes, while supporting a sustainable community for many generations.

Mandate

To coordinate and facilitate conservation and stewardship efforts on public and private lands, set conservation and stewardship goals and objectives, and generate the support and resources needed to maintain this effort.

OCCP Organizational Structure

OCCP Coordinator: Carol Luttmer

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The key bodies and positions of the OCCP, depicted in the figure below, include:

1. Steering Committee – Guides the successful implementation of the OCCP by ensuring organizational functions, facilitating interaction and communication between members, and providing strategic direction.

2. Action Teams – Formed of, and by, the partners and wider community, to respond to an identified need, implement a focused action plan, and when the objective is accomplished, dissolve.

3. Coordinator – The coordinator manages the OCCP's day-to-day function by liaising between members, improving communication, organizing information and resources for members, and working with other contractors and volunteers to deliver commitments and services for the community.

The membership, roles and responsibilities of each body and position, in addition to general partnering organizations are the subject of this section.

 

Steering Committee Members 2014

Member Organization E-mail
Carol Luttmer  OCCP Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Carolina Restrepo

SARAHS, UBC-O

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Arthur Green Okanagan College This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 Aaron Deans Allan Brooks Nature Centre   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
     
Anna Page Regional District of North Okanagan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Margaret Bakelaar Regional District of Central Okanagan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
     

 

If you need any information about any of our current projects please click here to be redirected to our Projects page.

OCCP Support Us

To support our collaborative function, please contact the Program Coordinator Carolina Restrepo-Tamayo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For in cash contributions, one of our partners, Allan Brooks Nature Center will receive it in our behalf. Please contact our Coordinator who will give you directions for this procedure.

Partner Representatives

1 Allan Brooks Nature Centre Aaron Deans Executive Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.abnc.ca
2 BC Ministry of Environment Brian Robertson Ecosystems Officer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/
3 Central Okanagan Land Trust Kurt Zander Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.coltrust.ca
4 Central Okanagan Naturalists Club Don W. Guild President This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.okanagannature.org
5 City of Kelowna Todd Cashin Environment and Lands Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.kelowna.ca
6 City of Vernon Brooke Marshall Environmental Planner This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.vernon.ca
Ann Klein-Morgenstern Planning Assistant This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "
7 Community Mapping Network Brad Mason Director, Community Mapping Network This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.cmnbc.ca
8 Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Brad Mason Director, Community Mapping Network This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
9 District of Coldstream Michelle Austin Planning Technician This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.districtofcoldstream.ca
10 Ducks Unlimited of Canada Bruce Harrison Head, Intermountain Conservation Programs This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.ducks.ca
11 Grasslands Conservation Council  Amber Cowie This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.bcgrasslands.org
12 Land Trust Alliance of BC Bill Wagner Member This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.landtrustalliance.bc.ca
13 North Okanagan Naturalists Club Harold Sellers This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.nonc.ca
14 North Okanagan Parks & Natural Area Trust Bill Wagner Co-Chair This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.nopnat.com
15 Okanagan Basin Water Board Anna Warwick Sears Executive Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.obwb.ca
Corinne Jackson Communications Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "
 16 Okanagan College Arthur Green Professor (Geography) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  www.okanagan.bc.ca
17 Okanagan Partnership Brad Clements Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.okanaganpartnership.ca
18 Outdoor Discoveries Roseanne Van Ee Naturalist This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.outdoordiscoveries.com
19 Regional District of the Central Okanagan Margaret Bakelaar Environmental Planner This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.cord.bc.ca
20 Regional District of the North Okanagan Anna Page Sustainability Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.rdno.ca
21 Sciences Opportunities for Kids Jennifer French Program Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.soks.ca
22 Sustainable Environmental Network Society Julia Lissau Treasurer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.sensociety.org
23 South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program Bryn White Program Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.soscp.org
24 The Land Conservancy of BC This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.conservancy.bc.ca
25 The Nature Conservancy Canada, BC Region Barbara Pryce Okanagan Program Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.natureconservancy.ca
26 District of Lake Country Carie Liefke Planner This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.lakecountry.bc.ca
27 District of West Kelowna Brent Magnan Environmental Planner brent.magnan@districtofwestkelowna.ca www.districtofwestkelowna.ca
28 Village of Lumby This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.lumby.ca
29 Environment Canada Lucy Reiss This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "
30 District of Peachland  Paul Dupuis Planning Technician This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.peachland.ca
31 Bishop Sanctuary of Coldstream Aaron Deans Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.bishopwildbirdsancturary.org
32 Society for the protection of Kalamalka Lake Christine Cookson/Trina Koch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " http://www.spkl.ca/Home_.html
33 UBCO Lake Magazine Nancy Holmes Associate Professor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " www.lakejournal.ca
34 UBCO Centre for Social, Spatial & Econocmic Justice Jon Corbett Associate Professor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/cssej/welcome.html
35 Vernon in Transition Bill Darnell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " http://www.transitionnetwork.org/