Peachcliff Conservation Area

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Peachcliff Conservation Area 2017-01-09T19:45:40+00:00

On September 30, 2015, TLC completed the transfer of 26 properties, including Peachcliff Conservation Area, to the Nature Conservancy of Canada for their continued stewardship. For more information please view the news release.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has subsequently transferred Peachcliff Conservation Area to The Nature Trust of British Columbia for its continued care.

The 40 acre Peachcliff Conservation Area was donated to TLC in 2008 by SIVA Construction Ltd., developers of Bighorn Mountain Estates. Developers reduced the footprint in areas of conservation concern to provide wildlife corridors throughout the property.

The Peachcliff area has long been noted for its diverse biological values, with surrounding lands having been acquired by other land trusts for conservation. A variety of habitats occur in the area including grasslands, cliffs and talus slopes, supporting many rare and endangered species. TLC’s Peachcliff Conservation Area is considered important sheep habitat, providing excellent escape terrain, ledges for lambing, winter forage and connectivity between the Vaseux and Skaha herds. The mosaic of warm aspect habitats that occur in this area is also conducive to a variety of snake species.