|The Oyster River and Black Creek watersheds are important for the survival of both the human, and the wildlife and fish populations that live within, or pass through, their boundaries.
These watersheds are located on the east side of Vancouver Island about midway between Courtenay and Campbell River. The Oyster River watershed stretches inland into Strathcona Provincial Park on the eastern slopes of the Vancouver Island Mountains. The Black Creek watershed winds through the lower elevation lands immediately south of the Oyster River.
Fish and wildlife populations abound throughout these areas, on land and in the water, co-existing with a small, rural-living human population. With careful management, this mix of species will continue to thrive.
This brochure is a joint publication of British Columbia Wildlife Watch and the Oyster River Watershed Management Committee. Its main audience is the local residents who live within the Oyster River and Black Creek watersheds.
Within this general area, the following 8 viewing sites are identified:
The main sections are:
Who Lives Here?
|The Oyster River and Black Creek watersheds are home to human, wildlife and fish populations.
Good for You & Good for Wildlife and Fish
|Human, wildlife and fish populations can live harmoniously together with wise management and thoughtfulness. It is very easy to forget how quickly local habitats and watercouse quality can be negatively impacted by human activities:
Everyone can make a difference in retaining or enhancing the value of the habitats around them. In many cases it can be financially beneficial by reducing the potential for flooding and/or retain that pleasing natural look.
Here are some ideas on how you may contribute to maintaining a balance between all creatures who live in the Oyster River and Black Creek watersheds. You may even save time and money in the process!
Loss of Riparian Vegetation
Agricultural Sustainability & Wildlife and Fish
A sound agricultural policy integrated with a sound environmental policy will:
Little Oyster River
For More Information
|The following contacts and publications will help you learn more about the Oyster River and Black Creek watersheds.
Contact the Environment and Lands office listed above for information on how to obtain any of the following publications.