Okanagan Property Mapping

DL493 Lot A Grasslands

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Property Number: 7

Size: 86 Acres

Aquisition Date: 11-12-2020

Purpose: Conservation Land

Management Agency: SILT

Property Description: In November 2020, SILT acquired an additional 35 hectares (86 acres) of grassland habitat east of Grand Forks on Morrissey Creek Road, adjacent to its other DL492 property. This additional land secures and provides even more year-round habitat for a herd of 200-300 California bighorn sheep. Rams and ewes of all ages use the land. It is also excellent winter and spring range for mule deer and white-tailed deer. Several species-at-risk occur, including rattlesnake, gophersnake, spadefoot toad, tiger salamander and badger.