• We Have Changed our Name to Southern Interior Land Trust

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    We are now officially known as The Southern Interior Land Trust Society (SILT). Operating for more than 25 years as The Okanagan Region Wildlife Heritage Fund Society, the ORWHFS realized it was time to re-brand and take on a name that was not only shorter and easier to remember but also to align more with the goals of the society.

  • SILT History

  • The Southern Interior Land Trust Society

    formerly The Okanagan Region Wildlife Heritage Fund Society was formed by members of the B.C. Wildlife Federation and regional fish and game clubs. Read More about its beginnings and accomplishments.


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  • Southern Interior Land Trust Projects ultimately conserve wildlife and habitat. SILT partners with individuals, corporations and government to administer funds for wildlife habitat purchase and enhancement. Administration fees earned by our society are reinvested into the purchase of property to benefit wildlife and protect the land from future development. Visit our projects page to view some of the diverse projects we are involved in.

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  • Contact us

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    101 – 916 Ethel Street
    Kelowna, BC V1Y 2W2

    Contact: Al Peatt, RPBIO, FAPB
    Phone: 250-328-4699
    Fax: 250-868-8113
    Email: apeatt@siltrust.ca

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Our Philosophy

Formed in 1988 to purchase land for wildlife in the Okanagan Region, the board of the Southern Interior Land Trust Society, (formerly, Okanagan Region Wildlife Heritage Fund Society) aims to conserve and restore wild land as habitat for wildlife.

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The Southern Interior Land Trust is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization and tax receipts can be issued for donations of cash or property or bequests from estates. Make a tax-deductible donation of money or land or include the society in your will, in order to further our common objectives of conserving habitat for wildlife. Click the Donate Now button to help.
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Recent Blog Posts

  • Professional Biologist Al Peatt has been retained by the Southern Interior Land Trust as its executive director — a new direction for the 29-year-old volunteer-run organization — effective June 1st. Peatt was one of the founding directors of the society, soRead More
  • The SILT elected a new Board of Directors at its AGM held on March 18, 2017. President: Ross Everatt Vice President: Rick Simpson Secretary: Judie Steeves Treasurer: Gordon Wilson Directors: Joan Lindsay; Bill Bosch. President Emeritus: Ron TaylorRead More
  • The SILT Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Society's HO located at 916 Ethel Street, in Kelowna. New members Al Peatt and Rod Torgerson joined the board of directors and Rick Simpson was namedRead More
  • The ORWHFS 2014 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in room S103B of the Student Services Building at Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road in Kelowna,   A very BIG THANK-YOU to Okanagan College for providing the meeting roomRead More
  • ORWHFS has partnered with The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) to administer HSP funds for use in habitat rehabilitation for species at risk. The work will primarily be conducted along the Okanagan River Channel that was reclaimed through the ORRI Phase-1Read More
  • At the SILT AGM we held a discussion on whether or not Western Painted Turtles had any special status in British Columbia. Interestingly enough, The Okanagan Sunday Editorial published a very interesting article on the subject (see "Scientists solveRead More