• Love Your Lakes

  • 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.



  • 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.

You can help

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.

Recent Blog Posts

  • SILT hosted a sold out walk and talk tour of its Cold Creek conservation property near Keremeos on May 18th. The tour, in support of the Meadowlark Nature Festival, attracted 20 participants of all ages. SILT President Ross Everatt, outdoorsRead More
  • "Without LightHawk's help..." is a universal response we receive from passengers, and a description of incredible conservation outcomes that wouldn't have been possible otherwise. This fall, LightHawk partnered with the Southern Interior Land Trust (SILT), a Canadian nonprofit that works toRead More
  • Free Shoreline Assessment Program “Love Your Lake” is coming to the Okanagan this year! The Southern Interior Land Trust (SILT) has, for over 30 years, worked in the southern interior of British Columbia to protect and preserve habitat for all livingRead More
  • Tour 37 – Southern Interior Land Trust – Cold Creek Property Tour - Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Tickets: Adult $30.00/ticket Children $5.00/ticket Join Southern Interior Land Trust (SILT) President Ross Everatt,Read More
  • The Southern Interior Land Trust has added two new board members in the past few months. Timothy Broesch is a financial advisor with Edward Jones and lives in Okanagan Falls with his wife and four children. He loves hunting, fishing, hiking andRead More
  • LightHawk tracks lynx and bobcats from the sky! Cats never follow the rules, and neither do their wildcat cousins! The border between Canada and the US doesn’t stop a lynx or bobcat, but it can mean life or death forRead More