Rixen Creek (The Nature Trust of BC): Located within the West Kootenay dry warm Interior Cedar Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone, the 32-hectare (80-acre) Rixen Creek property has a mix of habitat types including forest, meadow and riparian, which occur among varied elevations, slopes and aspects. The property has an intact riparian corridor that supports mature western redcedar, western hemlock, black cottonwood, and Douglas-fir forests. This property is less than two kilometres away from The Nature Trust of BC’s Marsden Face property complex on the north side of Kootenay River.