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 areas. Creston is a biodiversity hotspot in BC and in Canada, and has a number of species at risk in the valley. This is due to the incredible floodplain and … Continued
Action alert: Protect ancient forests in caribou habitat
Wildsight News : Creston Branch
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 leave their watery homes in search of ideal egg-laying locations, like gravel roadsides with south-facing slopes and very little vegetation. For turtles in the CVWMA, that often means crossing the West Creston … Continued
We are looking for some more help at the Wildsight Creston Valley Branch. Learn more here. Contracts will be allocated according to fit and funding availability. Thanks for your interest!
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
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