Widgeon Valley National Wildlife Area: management plan 2019

Here is the link for the Widgeon Valley National Wildlife Area (NWA) management plan. This management plan includes a description of the area, ecological resources, management approaches and many other details.

Widgeon Valley NWA is in the lower Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Created in 1973, it covers 125 hectares. The NWA has a mild, humid, maritime climate. It has four major habitat types:

  • central lowland
  • western upland
  • stream banks
  • riverine marsh and bog

These areas support a variety of plants and animals, such as:

  • hardhack
  • red alder
  • cranberry
  • trumpeter swans
  • bobcats

This proposed management plan details how Widgeon Valley NWA plays a key role in supporting migrating birds. The NWA also supports species at risk such as the pacific water shrew and the western toad. According to the proposed management plan, visitors may use small non-motorized boats, canoes or kayaks to pass through the NWA. Access is allowed only in tidal river channels.

NWAs are protected and managed under the Canada Wildlife Act. This management plan pairs with protection provided for existing Aboriginal or treaty rights.

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