The Grassland Portfolio series is designed to provide local, provincial and First Nations
governments with a framework and guide for grassland conservation and stewardship so that the
province loses no more priority grasslands. The portfolios are intended to be used in conjunction
with the Green Bylaws Toolkit and various other development and land use planning resources created
by government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
The Grassland Portfolio: Thompson Basin Ecosection is the first portfolio of this series.
The GCC is also developing portfolios for four other regions: Nicola, Okanagan, East Kootenay,
The Thompson Basin portfolio
identifies 87 priority grassland areas within the Thompson Basin;
presents maps and descriptions of the priority grassland areas, and provides links to supporting
data; and offers strategic recommendations on managing human activities both within the priority
grasslands and in surrounding grassland landscapes.