SIFCo UNDERTAKE $900,000 ECOSYSTEM ENHANCEMENT PROJECT IN WINLAW AND TROZZO WATERSHEDS


SIFCo are currently undertaking a Landscape Level Ecosystem Enhancement Project. This project involves a network of terrestrial and aquatic enhancements running from the Slocan River headwaters of the Winlaw Creek and Trozzo Creek watersheds. Works will be carried out on the mainstem of Winlaw Creek and on the dry, south facing slopes that occupy approximately 25% of the Winlaw creek watershed and portions of the Trozzo creek watershed. The dry slopes are a rare habitat type in the Slocan Valley, and are part of a regionally significant habitat corridor that connects to similar features outside Nelson and on Perrys Ridge. The project will: - Rehabilitate dry, mixed forest and shrub sites through the reintroduction of fire. - Improve ecosystem resiliency. - Maintain aquatic habitat. - Enhance and restore fish habitat. - Enhance and restore Ungulate connectivity corridors. This project also links directly to the implementation of SIFCo's "Strategic Landscape Level Wildfire Protection Plan for the Slocan Valley". This project is being funded by a $600,000 grant form CBT and $300,000 from SIFCo and other sources. For more information regarding this project or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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