Help us acquire key land for wildlife in the Kootenays. The Columbia River Wetlands-Edgewater property near Radium Hot Springs features outstanding habitat for bears, birds, badgers and more.
This property features forest (primarily Douglas-fir, with some Trembling Aspen and Engelmann Spruce), shrub-steppe, and grassland intermixed, steep clay banks, wetlands, and riparian floodplain. It provides habitat for the Blue-listed common Cattail Marsh, Red-listed American Badger and Blue-listed Grizzly Bear, and winter range for Mule Deer, Elk, White-tailed Deer and Moose.
The Columbia River Wetlands-Edgewater property contains a rich mosaic of habitats, with wetlands along the Columbia River as one of its most significant features. It provides a wildlife corridor by filling in a gap in the Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area creating a more natural boundary for connectivity along and across the valley bottom. The Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area has significant migratory bird habitat for over 200 species. The Columbia Wetlands are internationally recognized for their diversity and variety of wildlife and as important resting and breeding habitats for waterfowl and migratory birds of the Pacific flyway.