CHILLIWACK FIELD NATURALISTS

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Projects

The Chilliwack Field Naturalists Club is active in Citizen Science. Our members participate in Christmas Bird Counts, Butterfly Monitoring, E-bird, Project Feeder Watch, Great Canadian Birdathon, Great Back Yard Bird Count, Ice Watch and many other programs that contribute to our understanding of nature. We are also working on a upper Fraser Valley bird brochure.  We steward the Camp Slough Wildlife area (CSWA).

Camp Slough Wildlife Area

The CSWA, a  broccoli field overgrown with blackberries when donated in 1994, is a 8.1 hectare site with mixed forest, field, river and winter pond habitats. The property is bounded by Camp River Road on the north and the Hope Slough on the west. 

See aerial map below

 

 It is owned by the Nature Trust BC, leased to the BC Ministry of Environment and stewarded by Chilliwack Field Naturalists Club. We have a monthly maintenance work party, hold planting events and field trip to this area. The Eastern Fraser Valley NatureKids and Chilliwack Field Naturalists have worked together to install 3-bat maternity boxes and a barn owl box. The Nature Trust field team recently replaced our aging swallow boxes and this team helps at public planting events. The Nature Trust is presently drawing up a new long term stewardship plan. 

 

History of CSWA

 

Camp Slough Species List

 

Camp Slough Photo Gallery

 

Thank You Chilliwack Foundation for your 2017 Grant that funded the April 7, 2018 wildflower planting at Camp Slough Wildlife Area  Many community volunteers helped plant and then stayed for a pizza lunch  

 

Coffee Cutters

Join Our Work Party the 1st Saturday of each Month @ 9 to 10 a.m. (1st Wednesday @ 6:30 PM in summer) Dress for the weather. Wear long pants & sturdy footwear. Tools & gloves provided. 

Meet at the cairn near the intersection of Camp and Hope River Roads

Coffee at Tim Horton's or cafe of choice afterwards

 

Aerial View of Camp Slough Wildlife Area

        

Our Stewards  

Installing Bat Boxes