Creston Valley

Wildsight Creston Valley engages and inspires the local community. We host passionate speakers throughout the year on a wide range of topics including wildlife and the region’s landscape.

Our branch is a member of the Creston Valley Community Forest Corporation, keeping control of our watersheds and employment in the hands of the community. The community forest has adopted eco-forestry recommendations made by the Silva Foundation. We are concentrating on selective logging techniques such as single tree harvesting, shelter wood, and small group selection in which open cuts are never more than two tree heights in diameter.

We have our new Probationary Community Forest Agreement (PCFA), which includes an additional 7,000 hectares to the east of Creston. The additional area includes the watershed for Kitchner and important deer/elk winter range on the south-facing Kitchner Mountain. The PCFA gives the Community Forest exclusive timber harvesting rights to Creston’s main watersheds, is renewable, long-term and ensures our ecosystem-based stewardship will continue. Just as importantly, it also includes a variety of tree species that will help us economically; something we desperately need in these tough economic times.

Every spring, we host the renowned Creston Valley Bird Festival. For more information including dates, speakers and events, visit the festival website.

Our Creston Valley branch focuses on the following programs:

Upcoming events related to Creston Valley

Local Colours 2018

Event Date:  Saturday, November 17, 2018

Join us for an exciting evening with Creston's Outdoor Photography Show where local photographers will present pictures…

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Latest news related to Creston Valley

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Branch Information

Contact

2809 Erickson Road
Creston, BC
V0B 1G1
crestonvalley@wildsight.ca

Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

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