Looking for the Big Picture: the Creston Valley Green Map and habitat connectivity

February 17, 2021 - 10:00am(PDT/PST)

The 2021 theme is “From Alpine to Valley Bottom: Conserving Essential Habitats in the Kootenays”.

Looking for the Big Picture: the Creston Valley Green Map and habitat connectivity 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT

Green Maps are used worldwide to highlight nature and its value to healthier communities. They often highlight values that are sometimes overlooked, yet are integral to sustainable human communities. Wildsight Creston Valley Branch developed the Creston Valley Green Map project to engage the public in environmental awareness through science and to highlight conservation leverage in the valley.  It should help advocates like Creston Valley Wildsight and decision-makers focus and protect the exceptional biodiversity of the Creston Valley and the habitat corridors essential to maintain it. The Green Map project analysed 28 pre-existing data sets for conservation themes. The visual representation allows for better comprehension of conservation values, threats and possible corridors. It also provides a focus and vision for conservation collaborations especially with changes looming from climate change predictions. Join Brian Churchill as he reviews the development and structure of the GIS based Green Map and discusses its use and future development.

Register with Kootenay Conservation Program at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IhqwUCeEQjeN0H97jrpzjQ