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Creston Valley

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

In the summer we lead family friendly nature walks to explore the wonderful ecology of the Creston Valley.  We also partner with Creston Family Place to do outdoor explorations 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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Thanks to our members, volunteers and funders than make our programs possible!

Thanks to Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, BC Community Gaming Grants, Columbia Basin Trust.

Creston Valley News

Wildsight Creston Valley Branch is launching a pilot project to look at how animals are moving in the Creston Valley, and the health of riparian…Read More 
Road mortality is a major threat for turtles across B.C., including those in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA). These slow-moving creatures…Read More 
Little feet might not walk far, but the goal was never distance. Wildsight Creston and Family Place, a Creston-based community services provider, partnered for…Read More 
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Upcoming Creston Valley Events

Four Fifths a Grizzly Book Tour

February 7 - February 14, 2023

Join acclaimed author, naturalist and biologist Douglas Chadwick on a Kootenays book tour this February. In his latest…

Creston Valley AGM and Trails Presentation

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Join us at on Thursday, February 23rd at 7 pm at the Rotacrest Hall for our AGM.  The short AGM will be followed by a presentation by Jerry Bauer from the Creston Community Forest.  He will give us an update on the trails in the Creston Community Forest.

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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