Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society, Trails for Creston Valley Society, Creston Rod & Gun Club, Wildsight Creston Valley, and the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area are planning a day of fence decommissioning at south Kootenay Lake for the benefit of wildlife and connectivity, and a subsequent highway cleanup in the vicinity.
Old, derelict or unused fencing creates an often dangerous barrier for wildlife moving across the landscape. Fences can block important migration corridors, direct wildlife to unwanted or dangerous areas, and even directly harm or injure wildlife through entanglement. This initiative in collaboration with the Rod & Gun Club is part of Wildsight Creston Valley’s Wildlife Friendly Fencing initiative. This initiative works to remove old, abandoned or dangerous fencing in wildlife migration corridors and encourage the replacement of traditional fencing with wildlife friendly fencing.
Please join us to remove the abandoned barbed wire near Boulder Creek at the south end of Kootenay Lake along Hwy 3A. In teams, volunteers will tackle different sections of fencing. Another group will do litter pickup along the roadside. Food and drink for volunteers will be provided.
Please register here on the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society page.
Thanks to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative for their support of this event.