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Canoe Valley Wetland Connectivity Restoration Project

Location
South of Valemount, BC in the Canoe River Valley
Service Areas
Ecology, Community Focused
Project Status
In Progress

Service Areas
Ecology, Community Focused

Location
South of Valemount, BC in the Canoe River Valley

Completion Date
2026

Partners
Simpcw Natural Resources Department, Simpcw Language and Culture Team, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Village of Valemount, Nature Trust of British Columbia, Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association, Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship (WLRS), local schools, Robson Valley Community Association, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, community representatives, and Estsék’ Environmental.

Funding
Columbia Basin Trust Ecosystem Enhancement Funding

Project Goals

The principal goal of this project is to have meaningful and measurable impact in supporting and strengthening ecosystem health in two key wetlands in the Canoe Valley, BC. This project aims to maintain and improve ecological health and native biodiversity through plantings, species-specific habitat enhancements, and community engagement. Wetlands are essential ecosystems that provide critical habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal species, as well as important ecological services such as water filtration, carbon sequestration, and flood mitigation. However, many wetlands have been degraded or destroyed due to human activities such as development, agriculture, and resource extraction. Wetland enhancement projects seek to restore and improve these valuable ecosystems by increasing their biodiversity, resilience, and functionality.

The specific objectives include in stage 1 of the project:

  • Erosion control 
  • Native species planting and monitoring 
  • Educational signage 
  • Bat monitoring and enhancement 
  • Bird monitoring and enhancement