Reading list on local flora and fauna

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Reports:

BC Ministry of Environment- Ecosystem Status Report for Purshia tridentata / Hesperostipa comata (antelope-brush / needle-and-thread grass) in British Columbia, December 2010
Canada-British Columbia Steering Committee- South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Feasibility Study, January 2011
McAllister Opinion Research poll (WCWC) Local Support for a National Park in the Southern Okanagan-Similkameen, November 2010
SOSNP Steering Committee South Okanagan Similkameen National Park Reserve Economic Benefits Study: Executive Summary September 2005
BC Ministry of Environment – Rare Grassland Plants
BC Ministry of Environment – Antelope Brush Ecosystems
BC Ministry of Forests – The ecology of the ponderosa pine zone 
BC Ministry of Forests – The ecology of the bunchgrass zone
Study on invasive plant species in Antelope brush ecosystem
B.C. Ministry of the Environment – Species and Ecosystems at Risk

Books:

Don Gayton: Landscapes of the Interior: A Re-exploration of Nature and the Human Spirit
Don Gayton: The Wheatgrass Mechanism
Chris Harris and the Grasslands Conservation Council: Spirit in the Grass: The Cariboo-Chilcotin’s Forgotten Landscape
The Grasslands of British Columbia Report
Dick Cannings: Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan: A Guide to British Columbia’s Wine Country
Eva Durance: Cultivating the Wild (Available in garden and nursery shops and bookstores in the Okanagan)
George Scotter: Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains

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