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About Us

Osoyoos Desert Society is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1991 to conserve the rich, biologically diverse habitats of British Columbia’s southern interior.  In 1999, as part of its education and advocacy efforts in support of the south Okanagan’s natural spaces and species, the Society opened a nature interpretive facility - the Osoyoos Desert Centre.


The South Okanagan is home to one of the highest concentrations of rare and at-risk species in all of Canada. Through its conservation, restoration and education efforts, the Osoyoos Desert Centre strives to generate public knowledge, respect and active concern for these fragile and endangered ecosystems.

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get involved

There are many ways you can get involved with the Osoyoos Desert Centre. All are welcome!



Osoyoos Desert Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of a diverse group
of leaders who bring a variety of talents, experiences and expertise to the governance of ODC. A corp group of dedicated volunteers help with
operations working at our admissions desk,

assisting with special events and heling on our garden crew and building committee. 

ODC is managed by a full time Executive Director.

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