CVWMA Administration Office re-opened for regular business hours
UPDATE*** Friday January 14, 2022. The CVWMA Administration is now open again for regular office hours as of today (Mon-Fri : 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm). Plowing and maintenance has been taking place, however there are still icy and slippery sections on the roads so we urge caution and care when travelling on them. Please Be Safe!!...
Gate Closure at south Duck Lake access
Effective 8:00pm tonight (December 26th, 2021), the access to Duck Lake from Channel Road is closed to motorized vehicles due to the deep snow and slippery conditions on the dike. This surface is actually a provincial flood protection dike and cannot be plowed. It’s set at a specific elevation and removing material by plowing would...
JOB POSTING! Conservation Programs Assistant
JOB POSTING! Conservation Programs Assistant      (Maternity/Parental Leave) CVWMA is looking for a driven and passionate Conservations Programs Assistant (maternity/parental leave) to support the Head of Conservation Programs in the delivery of habitat management projects and wildlife monitoring activities. This position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to apply his/her skills to frequently changing and...
Motorized Vehicle Closure of South Dike at Duck Lake
Due to the semi-annual Northern Leopard Frog migration the south dike at Duck Lake is now closed to motorized vehicle traffic. Northern Leopard Frogs are federally listed as an endangered species in the province of BC.   In 2018, after voluntary road closures were not successful at reducing road mortality, the semi-annual Motorized Vehicle Access Restriction...
UPDATE: August 18 2021 “Wildlife Wander” trail re-opened
UPDATE:  August 18 2021    "Wildlife Wander" trail re-opened The "Wildlife Wander" trail that was closed July 9th has now been re-opened as no recent grizzly bear activity has been observed. Please remember this is a wildlife management area and always remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings when enjoying the CVWMA trails. Trail Closed -...

About

Dedicated and passionate individuals and organizations around the world work hard to make sure our outstanding natural spaces remain intact. In the Creston Valley, we are fortunate to have a rich history in conservation. Many people, too many to name, were instrumental in promoting the conservation and protection of the diverse landscape we now call the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.

Habitat Management

Objectives

The CVWMA was born out of the sustained commitment and enthusiasm of a handful of persistent conservationists.

Description of Area

The CVWMA covers 7,000 hectares of provincial land, or an area that averages 20 km long by 3.4 km wide.

Management Techniques

A variety of habitat management techniques have been applied to the CVWMA since its inception in 1968.

Stewardship

Research on the tree swallow was initiated at the CrVWMA from 1996-97 by a PhD student from the University of BC.

Wetlands & Wildlife

Recreation

Easy, 24/7 access to kilometres of flat-top dyke trails offers amazing opportunities to view a large diversity of wildlife. Year round trail access allows visitors to access the area by hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Self-guided walking trails, covered multi level viewing towers and boardwalk trails provide the ideal means to explore the Area.

Education

The CVWMA attracts over 35,000 visitors per year from around the world. As part of the International Selkirk Loop, the CVWMA is a major destination and attraction for people traveling through southeastern BC.