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Upcoming Webinar
Bridging the Gap: 
A model for supporting local governments with shared ecological/technical expertise 

February 22nd, 10:00 - 11:30am

Join us in another engaging session with Bryn White, to learn about building local and regional capacity to address environmental issues through the services of a shared ecological specialist.  See below for more information.

(Co-hosted by the CDFCP & the Species and Ecosystems at Risk Local Government Working Group)


Join our Conversation with Bryn White 

Bryn was instrumental in establishing a shared ecological specialist to help South Okanagan communities achieve their environmental planning goals.

Meet Bryn - ask questions - learn more!

What is a shared ecological specialist? 
How can a shared specialist assist with planning and help communities achieve their environmental goals? 
How does the sharing model build capacity and minimize costs for local governments?

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Join us in the this conversation with Bryn White to learn how local governments and NGOs in the South Okanagan used a shared environmental planning specialist to:
  • Create consistent baseline information across the region to address ecological values, including: ecosystem mapping, identification of environmentally sensitive areas, and  special ecological features and hotspots.
  • Provide leading edge information for land use bylaw provisions (official community plans), development permit areas (derived from ecosystem mapping), and more.
  • Connect local governments and the development community with ecological expertise, to ensure sensitive ecosystems and habitat corridors are recognized in planning approval processes.


Meet Bryn White

For the past two decades, Bryn has passionately fostered conservation and sustainable land use planning, by facilitating collaboration between governments, First Nations, non-government groups, academic institutions and the private sector. Bryn was the 2010 recipient of The Nature Trust of BC’s Champion Award in the Professional Sector, and the 2019 recipient of the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance's  Outstanding in Nature Award. She has served on the Real Estate Foundation of BC’s Land Awards Committee, the Board of the Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia, Okanagan Basin Water Board Stewardship Council, Stewardship Centre of BC Board, past member of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Pacific Region Board, and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation of BC Stewardship Technical Committee. 

Bryn's leadership highlights include:
  • Developing a unique approach to cost sharing and building capacity for environmental expertise within local governments in the SOSCP partnership. Established a shared environmental planner resource for 10 years in collaboration with three municipalities and one regional district.
  • Establishing the South Okanagan Conservation Fund.
  • Developing a “how to guide” as a critical resource for local governments and community organizations interested in establishing their own local conservation funds – see it here:
  • Leading the development of Keeping Nature in Our Future:  A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the South Okanagan and Similkameen. 
  • Managing the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP) for 14 years, facilitating 50 government, non-government, First Nations, and academic institutions in working together to conserve the rare and endangered South Okanagan Similkameen landscape.  
This project was undertaken with the financial support of: 
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Do you have a project that the CDFCP could support? If so, please contact to discuss further. We are always looking for opportunities to support our members.

We also welcome new organisations, local governments and individuals to join the CDFCP by signing our Statement of Cooperation

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To promote the conservation and stewardship of the Coastal Douglas-fir and associated ecosystems in south-western British Columbia through sound science, shared information, supportive policies, and community education.

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