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.

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.

 

Thank You to the funders that made our 2020 programs possible!

Our Creston Valley branch focuses on the following programs:

Upcoming events related to Creston Valley

Family Place Nature Walk: Glaser Trail

Event Date:  Wednesday, December 9, 2020

We are doing one walk per month in partnership with Creston Family Place.  These are short walks…

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2021 Creston

Event Date:  Saturday, January 30, 2021

The 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to you in a live, online format this year! Come celebrate our community and our world, and leave feeling inspired, connected and energized!

Creston E-Bike Raffle

Event Date:  Saturday, May 1, 2021

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

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Green Map: Forests, Human Footprint and Geotechnical Risks

To get a general idea of the Creston Valley Green Map- you can see our first post here…

Green Map: Conservation Gaps, Rare Habitat and Wildlife

To get a general idea of the Green Map- you can see our first post here.  Otherwise…

What is a Green Map?

Welcome to the first of a series of blogs about our Creston Valley Green Map project.  What…

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Branch Information

Contact

Box 1001
Creston, BC
V0B 1G0
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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