Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance  habitat_loss
As part of construction and maintenance we often have to work in habitats that are sensitive to human impacts:
  • Weeds often invade a site after land has been cleared.
  • Heavy machinery causes soil compaction making it hard to re-establish plants.
  • Work in and around creeks can damage fish spawning habitat.
  • Fertilizers and pesticides from lawns and crops can leach into wetlands and watercourses and impact water quality.