By: Al Peatt
SILT is working to secure a “gem” of wildlife habitat — the 4.9 hectare Water Birch property near Olalla, BC. This land is excellent habitat for wildlife; its undisturbed water birch forest on the banks of Keremeos Creek has never been cultivated or intensely grazed by livestock. That is rare in the Okanagan-Similkameen. Less than 8% of water birch forest remains, the rest lost to farming and housing developments.
This property has habitat for Yellow-breasted Chat, Western Screech-owl, Lewis’s Woodpecker and other rare species. It will help provide a cross-valley corridor for many species, and creates public access for wildlife-related and angling recreation where none now exists.
Please donate — your contribution will be a legacy of land conserved for all living things forever!
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Photo by Rene McKibbin