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Ecology: Local Environmental Contacts Guide (Kalamalka)

This guide provides contacts to local stewardship groups, non profit agencies, government departments and resources involved in ecological endeavours in the Okanagan Water Basin encatchment.

Resources, archives, libraries...

Allan Brooks Nature Centre  http://www.abnc.ca/

BC Lake Stewardship Society http://www.bclss.org
          Resources: 
http://www.bclss.org/library.html 

British Columbia. Ministry of the Environment. 
http://www.gov.bc.ca/env/
             Resources:  Resources and Publications.  
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/atrisk/reports.html# 
                                    Climate Action Plan.  http://www.livesmartbc.ca/government/index.html

British Columbia. Ministry of the Environment. Thompson and Okanagan Regions. 
             Resources:  Habitat Atlas for Wildlife at Risk.
http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/sir/fwh/wld/atlas/about/about_index.html  

British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection.  Southern Interior Region.   Water Quality Trends in Kalamalka, Wood, and Ellison Lakes 1969-1999.  Technical Report. By E. V. Jensen and J. E.  Bryan.December 2001. 
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wat/wq/trendstuff/kalwood/index.html

Canada.  Species At Risk Act. http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca/approach/act/default_e.cfm

Canadian Water Resources Association http://www.cwra.org/default.aspx
             Resources:
             "Publications" http://www.cwra.org/publications/default.aspx
             "Bookstore"    http://www.cwra.org/publications/bookstore/default.aspx
             "Resource Centre" http://www.cwra.org/Resource/Default.aspx

Friends of Kalamalka Lake Park 
          Map:  http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/kalamalka_lk/friends_of_kal_brochure.pdf

Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia 
http://www.bcgrasslands.org/
            Resources
   
         BC GrassLands Magazine   http://www.bcgrasslands.org/what-we-do/education-a-outreach/bc-grasslands-magazine      
            Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program  
http://okcp.ca/ 
            Resources  
http://www.bcgrasslands.org/learn-more 

Greater Vernon Water Stewardship Committee
  http://www.greatervernon.ca/index.php?p=2.09

Naturescape.
             Resources:  
http://www.naturescapebc.ca/naturescape/resources.htm

Okanagan Basin Water Board http://www.obwb.ca/index/
          Resources: http://www.obwb.ca/research/     

Okanagan College  Laurie Donovan, Biology Instructor 250-545-7291

Okanagan Water Stewardship.
             Council Meeting Report.  R. Clark.  June 14, 2007
 
          http://www.obwb.ca/fileadmin/docs/070614_renee_clark.pdf

Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake http://www.spkl.ca/Home.html  
          Resources:  SPKL Resource Library is under construction.

Stewardship Canada http://www.stewardshipcanada.ca/stewardshipcanada/home/scnIndex.asp

Stewardship Centre for BC
          Resources:  http://www.stewardshipcentre.bc.ca/stewardshipcanada/home/scnBCIndex.asp 

Sustainable Environmental Network Society (S.E.N.S.)  http://www.sensociety.org

WildBC. Environmental Education in Action. 
          Resources: 
          Publications and Resources. http://publications.wildbc.org/

 

Online Reference Sources

Online Reference Materials   

Access Science  Science; Medicine; Psychology; Reference; Biographies
Searchable version of the latest McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online . Includes research updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks , the latest Science News ® headlines, scientist biographies, illustrations and bibliographies. Also includes 110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms .   

Birds of North America Ornithology
Detailed, scientific information about each of the 716 bird species that nest in Canada and/or the United States. Resources include lengthy narrative accounts of each species, image galleries, range maps, extensive reference lists, and recordings of bird songs and calls. Entries are updated frequently.

Encyclopedia of Animals (EBSCO)  Familiar Animals
In-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full-text describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals. Some images are included in full-text articles.      

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences  Life Sciences; Biology
Approximately 4,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles, written by leading scientists. All articles are tagged by readership level (introductory, intermediate, or advanced).    

World Almanac (FirstSearch - OCLC)  
General; All Subjects. Includes Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics and The World

Nature Online

Nature Online access is now activated http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html

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