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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.

In 2020, we started family friendly nature walks to explore the wonderful ecology of the Creston Valley.  We now partner with Creston Family Place to do once a month nature walks for early years.

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.

During 2019 we worked with the Selkirk Community College and funding from Yellowstone-to-Yukon to produce a Green Map for the Creston Valley that highlighted areas in the valley that are of high ecological value. For more information, please visit the Creston Valley Green Map project.  We are now following up on recommendations from the Green Map project.

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

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Creston Valley News

This past Monday, Norm Allard, Community Planner for Yaqan Nukiy (Lower Kootenay Band) took us on a tour of restoration projects on the Kootenay and…Read More 
Combining all the themes in the Green Map The Green Map process shows that conservation is complex and that there are many challenges and opportunities…Read More 
To get a general idea of the Creston Valley Green Map- you can see our first post here.  To see the first three map…Read More 
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Upcoming Creston Valley Events

Family Place Nature Walk: Duck Lake

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

We are doing one walk per month in partnership with Creston Family Place.  We are happy to…

Creston E-Bike Raffle

December 1, 2020 - May 1, 2021

Do you dream of whizzing around town, running errands, or getting to work on an electric bike?Win…

Creston Valley Bird Festival 2021

May 7 - May 9, 2021

The Creston Valley Bird festival is back to celebrate birds and nature. This year, choose your own adventure…

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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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Branch Information

Contact

Box 1001
Creston, BC
V0B 1G0
crestonvalley@wildsight.ca