Kootenay Connect: Creston Valley2022-06-15T05:54:15-06:00

Kootenay Connect: Creston Valley

The Creston Valley connects a portion of the South Selkirk and South Purcell mountains and holds the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) which covers ~41% of the valley bottom.

The CVWMA has 19 SARA listed species, 34 Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) listed species and 43 BC listed species, including the federally-listed endangered northern leopard frog and the grizzly bear listed as Special Concern.

Groups engaged in conserving and managing biodiversity and habitat connectivity in the Creston Valley include: Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project, Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Lower Kutenai Band, Farmland Advantage, Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Team, FLNRORD, Kootenay Conservation Program, Wildsight-Creston, and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. For Kootenay Connect, the lead partner in this corridor is the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.

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