What We Do

Our mission is to conserve and restore the antelope-brush ecosystem in the South Okanagan and through education increase knowledge, respect and active concern for ecosystems worldwide.

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CONSERVATION

Osoyoos Desert Centre stewards 67 acres of endangered Antelope-brush shrubb-steppe and promotes conservation through our on-going programs and activities.

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EDUCATION

Education is central to the mission of the Osoyoos Desert Centre and an integral part of its habitat conservation and restoration efforts.

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RESTORATION

The antelope-brush ecosystem is one of Canada’s rarest and most endangered habitats. Less than 9% of this unique ecosystem remains relatively undisturbed.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Osoyoos Desert Centre offers educational tours for school groups. Tours are led by a trained, interpretive guide and topics are tailored to meet curriculum objectives. 

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RESEARCH

Osoyoos Desert Centre has been working on a number of research projects focusing on seed mixes using native species. These seed mixes have many applications.

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OUTREACH

Throughout the year, Osoyoos Desert Centre offers a variety of outreach programs, including our Movie & an Expert programs, community lectures and hands-on workshops.