Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Elk Valley Heritage Conservation Area (Fernie)

The Elk Valley Heritage Conservation Area is a conservation assembly made up of 32,500 acres (13,100 hectares) along the Elk River near Fernie, British Columbia. These landscapes include low-lying wetlands, mixed grassland-forest complexes and steep, forested uplands. In terms of habitat, the area is considered a critically important wildlife corridor, providing species such as grizzly bear, wolverine, bighorn sheep, cougar and moose safe passage through the valley. Mt. Broadwood and the Ancient Cottonwood Interpretive Trail are two popular features in this conservation area, both open to the public for all to enjoy.

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