Welcome to OSCA

The South Okanagan and Lower Similkameen valleys are very special places.
Our region is known for its spectacular landscapes and wildlife, amazing outdoor recreation opportunities, and thriving agriculture industry.
It is a biologically unique area with both high wildlife diversity and high numbers of species at risk, and is recognized as one of Canada’s most endangered natural systems.
For more than 20 years, the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) has been providing people of all ages with opportunities to experience, discover, explore and protect our amazing natural environment.

We do this through various programs and events offered mainly outdoors throughout the year including the annual Meadowlark Nature Festival and Ecostudies outdoor education programs for schools and home learners.

Two Treasured Lovers


We have recently heard of the passing of two treasured lovers of the Meadowlark Nature Festival.

Jim and Ann Ginn’s were long time supporters of the Meadowlark, leading tours in the Naramata area for years, until Covid lock-downs prohibited that activity.

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, they brought an infectious love of nature to those who walked their tours with them.

Our hearts go out to their loved ones. We will miss them both.

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Encourage Student Involvement in Habitat Restoration

If you are contacting OSCA about an animal in distress or in conflict with humans, please contact your local conservation officer. The Penticton number is:
Conservation Officer (Penticton)
877 952-7277


New OSCA Directors 2024June 19th, 2024

Feedback on our Fall Migratory Bird Program at Vaseux Lake...

"I just want to let you know that one of our senior, master teachers just came back from your OSCA Fall Eco Bird Program. To quote her, 'It was one of the best field trips I've been on over the course of my career.' In the staff room at lunch, she then proceeded to rave about how engaged her students were because of your staff's expertise (as scientists and teachers) and the high quality of your program. Our students learned more about migration and bird behaviour through your hands on activities and interactive lessons than we could ever hope to achieve inside of our school. You have created something special, and our students feel the same as their teacher about their morning. Please thank your staff on our behalf for creating such a valuable immersive experience for our kids!"