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Welcome to SILT

Our Philosophy

The Southern Interior Land Trust Society (SILT) was established in 1988 as the Okanagan Region Wildlife Heritage Fund Society. The SILT seeks to create a legacy of protected, important habitats for all living things by acquiring and maintaining ecologically significant gems and jewels of wildlife habitat in British Columbia's southern interior region. Our mission is to create “stepping-stones” for ecosystem connectivity and animal movement wherever possible.

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. Consider making a tax-deductible donation of money or land or you may wish to include the society in your will. Your donation will help greatly to further our common objectives of conserving habitat for wildlife. Learn more about how you can make a difference by clicking the DONATE NOW button.

Bourguiba Spring Habitat Preserved

Read More About It Here

About Us:

About Us:

The Southern Interior Land Trust Society (SILT)

The Southern Interior Land Trust Society formerly known as The Okanagan Region Wildlife Heritage Fund Society, was formed by members of the B.C. Wildlife Federation and regional fish and game clubs. SILT is a member of the Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia.

1988

1988

Society Incorporated
Yes

Yes

CDN Land Trust Standards
Member

Member

Land Trust Alliance of BC

Our team members

Al Peatt, RPBio, FAPB

Executive Director – 250-328-4699

Judie Steeves

President

Sara Ashpole

Vice President

Gordon Wilson

Secretary / Treasurer

Kasey Moran

Director

Danielle Chapman

Director

Elise Everest

Director

Lindsay Lalach

Director

David Pogge

Director

Our Projects

The Southern Interior Land Trust raises funds, not only through donations, but also by administering funds for projects.

JOIN US AND HELP US BY DONATION

Consider the following ways you can contribute to the Southern Interior Land Trust Society. Your contribution will help make a difference towards conserving land and habitat for fish and wildlife in the Southern Interior. Let’s work together to conserve and protect habitat for present and future generations.

Help SILT Maintain the Grand Forks Grasslands

Grand Forks Grasslands

Lot A of DL 493 and SILT’s previously acquired DL 492 are critical grassland in the Grand Forks area best known for supporting a successfully reintroduced population of 200-300 California bighorn sheep (BC blue list). Both properties are used year-round as forage and security habitat for bighorn; all age and sex classes are commonly seen.

Both these properties are also known for occurrences of rattlesnake, gophersnake and American racer. An intriguing sighting of what may be sharp-tailed grouse was recently reported in the area and as well, the endangered badger.

Please consider donating towards the maintenance and upkeep of these properties.

Latest News

02
Dec

Prevent destruction of habitat on the Grand Forks Grasslands

You can help prevent destruction of habitat on the Grand Forks Grasslands SILT needs to raise $35,000 to build wildlife-friendly fences on its Grand Forks Grasslands property and to purchase a […]

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02
Nov

Bourguiba Spring Property Acquired

Wildlife on the hot, dry, sunny lower slopes of Anarchist Mountain in the South Okanagan will now have year-round access to drinking water, in perpetuity. The Southern Interior Land Trust […]

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30
Aug

Julien Gullo – 2022 Recipient of the John B. Holdstock Scholarship

Congratulations to Julien Gullo – 2022 Recipient of the John B. Holdstock Scholarship Julien is a mature student majoring in Natural Resources Science (BNRS) at Thompsons Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops […]

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