Habitat Atlas for Wildlife at Risk
Identify Important Wildlife Habitat
major threat to wildlife is the permanent loss or degradation
of habitat. The B.C. Environment Wildlife Program has
limited authority to manage and protect wildlife habitat
on private land. The Program performs this function
primarily by identifying the habitat needs of wildlife
and then conveying this information to agencies that
have control over habitat.
The composite wildlife at risk
habitat map identifies suitable habitat for wildlife
management and conservation. The red-shaded area indicates
land that is within 75-100 percent of the best habitat
in British Columbia for all Red-listed wildlife species
in the South Okanagan and Lower Similkameen.
This map can be used
to identify important wildlife habitats for Official
Community Plans and other land use planning initiatives.
Species Included in the High-Priority Habitat