B.C. non-profit purchases 65 hectares of private land in the South Okanagan to help conserve it

A non-profit focused on land conservation has recently purchased one of the last remaining private properties in the White Lake Basin in B.C.’s South Okanagan to protect it from future threats, including real estate development.

On Wednesday, the Vancouver-based Nature Trust of B.C. announced that it had successfully acquired Park Rill Creek Infill West, a 65-hectare piece land valued at more than $2 million.

It has been added to the adjacent White Lake Basin Biodiversity Ranch, more than 8,220 hectares of land being protected by the Nature Trust.

The property, located southwest of Penticton, consists of 13 parcels of private land that the non-profit has bought consecutively since 1996.

The Nature Trust of B.C. says it purchased the property with financial support

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