The Okanagan valley was recently recognized as one of the most
ecologically diverse regions of Canada. This valley has more
threatened, endangered and rare species than any other part of BC.
Those species are associated with certain ecosystems and cannot
exist without the environment that supports them.
Local residents place a high value on the unique environment of
the valley. The Regional District is dedicated to protecting and
enhancing natural and environmentally sensitive areas and achieving
sustainable development. We have a commitment to protect and
enhance the natural environment through land use planning, special
projects, development regulations, and public education.
The long-term sustainability of our region depends upon the
natural environment - the quality of the air we breathe, the water
we drink, and the land upon which we live and grow our food.
Ensuring that a healthy environment exists today and into the
future is everyone's responsibility.
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