Phase 1 of the Luke Creek Wildlife Corridor was purchased on September 15, 2006. TLC will purchase Phase 2 on October 1, 2010.
Located north of the Wycliffe Wildlife Corridor near Kimberley, the properties contain riparian habitat and include important aspen stands and open grassland. The aspen stands contain prime habitat for ungulates, cavity nesters, and songbirds. Grasslands are an important ecosystem that are rapidly disappearing and contain valuable habitat for numerous listed species including Long-billed Curlews, Lewis’ Woodpeckers and Badgers.
The area is lined with a number of creeks that feed into multiple wetlands and ponds. In BC, wetlands continue to be negatively impacted by development and other land use activities. Being critical habitat for many fish, birds and wildlife (including many red and blue-listed species), the protection of this ecosystem is a high priority.