A new conservation project is being announced in the Elk Valley to recognize World Environment Day.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada says the 43 hectare area protects an active wildlife corridor near Fernie for grizzly, elk and other animals.
They say this will secure the long-term viability of wildlife throughout the Elk Valley.
The area south of Highway 3 is the former homestead of the Fitzen family. It connects a vast expanse of provincial land to the West with the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Elk Valley Heritage Conservation Area to the east.
It was acquired by the conservancy as a partial donation and partial land purchase.
A community event will be held on Morrissey Meadows Saturday June 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm to celebrate the new conservation area.
– From the Nature Conservancy of Canada