Osoyoos Desert Society


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The antelope-brush ecosystem is one of Canada’s rarest and most endangered habitats. Less than 9% of this unique ecosystem remains relatively undisturbed and, of the 5000 hectares that remain, only a small portion lies within protected areas. 

The Desert Society is a steward of 67 acres of antelope-brush habitat at the Osoyoos Desert Centre. Many of the Society’s habitat restoration efforts take place at the Centre, where invasive weeds are removed and native grasses, flowers and shrubs replanted. Restoration projects are also undertaken at other sites in the South Okanagan, including seeding and replanting habitat at a collapsed mine site and on-going restoration work at a local golf course. 

See our Desert Centre Restoration Plan 2007 (pdf) for a general restoration plan for the Desert Centre site.