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 a series of walks designed to explore the wonder and simplicity found in nature and to open the eyes of Creston’s littlest citizens to the beauty found outdoors. The goal was … Continued
A future for old growth?
Wildsight News : Creston Branch
It’s hard to miss the giant clearcut above Wynndel. Why do we allow this kind of logging right above our homes in the heart of the beautiful Creston Valley? Because this land is private land, and there are very few rules for private land logging.
Bring on the binoculars and cue the bird songs; spring is here! We live in a birder’s paradise, with hundreds of species of birds hearkening to the call of migration and descending to our ponds, rivers, lakes, creeks, wetlands, grasslands, mountains and more. It’s no wonder, then, that the avian haven found in the Kootenays … Continued
E-bikes are growing in popularity as a sustainable alternative to gas-powered vehicles, allowing you an eco-friendly way to travel while lowering your carbon footprint. E-bikes (electric bicycles) use an electric motor to assist pedaling. While designed like a regular bicycle, e-bikes give you a boost when needed to get up hills or haul groceries home. … Continued
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 Goat Rivers. The floodplain and wetland restoration work holds multiple benefits for wildlife, water and community. Many people are surprised to know how much the rivers in the Creston Valley … Continued
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 on the landscape. After looking at the six map themes individually, they were aggregated further into a Natural Features and Social Factors map. The Natural Features map is a combination … Continued
To get a general idea of the Creston Valley Green Map- you can see our first post here. To see the first three map themes, go here. Otherwise, dive into some details and give us your feedback! 4. Forest and Flora The goal of the forest and flora mapping theme was to find areas of … Continued
To get a general idea of the Green Map- you can see our first post here. Otherwise, dive into some details and then give us your feedback! Building a Map The Creston Valley Green Map is built from 28 data sets. Some data sets, or layers, are based on natural features like forest cover or … Continued
Welcome to the first of a series of blogs about our Creston Valley Green Map project. What is a green map? Green Maps are used worldwide to highlight nature, culture and other values to create healthier communities. Green Maps have been used to plot biodiversity around villages in Lebanon, or look at connecting city parks … Continued
Results are in! 135 species were found in the Creston Valley this weekend! Thanks to Ulrike and the Creston Valley Bird Festival Committee for organizing. Thank you to all our valley birders who headed out in the beautiful sunshine to find the following: Common Loon Pied-billed Grebe Horned Grebe Red-necked Grebe Cormorant Great Blue … Continued