Project Description and Location: This project is a Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI) themed on Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM) and includes terrain, terrain stability, surface erosion mapping and Wildlife Habitat Ratings. The study area covers 12,330 hectares of private land, provincial parks, regional parks and provincial crown land within the central Okanagan Valley of south-central B.C. called the District of Lake Country. It includes the ridge between Okanagan Lake and the valley containing Kalamalka and Wood Lakes, Winfield and the west-facing slopes above Winfield and Wood Lake
Project partners: The District of Lake Country and Ministry of Environment initiated this project, which was funded by The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, the B.C.Ministry of Environment, and the District of Lake Country.
Project objectives: The Lake Country SEI was initiated in 2004 to develop an inventory information base and conservation analysis to support sound land management decisions and promote effective stewardship of sensitive ecosystems in the District of Lake Country of the central Okanagan.
Standards and Scale used: The project follows the Standard for Mapping Terrestrial Ecosystems in B.C. 1998 and the Standard for Mapping Ecosystems at Risk in BC. 2006. Mapping was completed at 1:20 000 scale.
Data & Reports
Report authors: K. Iverson and P. Uunila
Digital files on EcoCat: Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory - Lake Country