Project Description and Location: This is a Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI) project for Area H of rural Princeton in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS). Princeton is located at the confluence of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. Three areas are included in the study, East Gate, Otter Lakes and Chain Lakes. Species at risk were identified and their potential habitat was related to the sensitive ecosystem classes.
Project partners: The Regional District of Okanagan South initiated this project and acquired the digital spatial data. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation Data Center, provided existing data on sensitive ecosystems in the area.
Project objectives: The primary objective of the mapping was to provide baseline information to direct land use planning for parts of Electoral Area “H” by the RDOS and to provide input to the Official Community Plan (OCP) process.
Standards and scale used: The mapping follows the Standard for Mapping Ecosystems at Risk in British Columbia (2006). Fifteen percent of the sensitive ecosystem polygons were field surveyed. Sampling methods followed the Field Guide to Describing Ecosystems in the Field (2010). Mapping is presented at 1:10 000 scale.
Data and Reports
Report Authors: Timberline Natural Resource Group Ltd.