The following website links of interest provide information regarding native plants, the environment, invasive plants, xeriscape and drought smart gardening.
|BC Ministry of Environment
News, resources, articles, reports and program information provided by the BC Ministry of Environment.
|BC Ministry of Environment Fish & Wildlife
Information from the Fish and Wildlife Branch which establishes legislation, policies and procedures for managing fishing and hunting activities, and for the allocation of fish and wildlife resources for recreational and commercial use.
|BC Ministry Invasive Alien Plant Program
In-depth information from the Natural Resource Operations Branch on Invasive Plants … “Invasive plants pose a threat to our native environment and are recognized globally as the second greatest threat to biodiversity.”
|BC Ministry Invasive Plant Program
In-depth information from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on Invasive Plant Management… “Invasive plants have the capacity to establish quickly and easily on both disturbed and un-disturbed sites, and can cause widespread negative economic, social, and environmental impacts.”
|City of Kelowna
Information on issues regarding Environmental Protection and Living Greener including information on air quality, development permits, habitat assessments, land use management, NeighbourWoods, sensitive areas, pesticides, sustainability, recycling, education and events.
|Drought Smart Plants
An extensive source of information regarding the use of drought-tolerant plants and gardening methods to create a beautiful garden. Find out about hardy succulents, xeriscape, composting, green roofs, groundcovers and much more.
E-Flora BC provides extensive information on the biogeography and identification of the wild plant, lichen, and fungi species of British Columbia. You can learn about the botany and the vegetation and flora of British Columbia, access specific species atlas pages, view photo galleries and more.
|Kelowna Water Smart Program
The information provided on this City of Kelowna website will help you reduce your water consumption and save money on your monthly water bills.
|Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia
A non-profit society working to coordinate invasive plant management in BC. Extensive information on identifying and management. “Invasive plants are more than simply “plants out of place”; these invaders are far-reaching in their impacts, permanently altering landscapes and ecosystem functions and costing economies millions of dollars each year.”
|Native Plant Society of British Columbia
“Encouraging knowledge, appreciation, responsible use and conservation of British Columbia’s native plants and habitats.”
|Okanagan Xeriscape Association
A non-profit organization providing in-depth information on xeriscape gardening in the Okanagan. Includes a comprehensive Plant Database, list of Resources, articles and photo galleries.