Project Description

MORRISON CREEK CONSERVATION AREA

The headwaters of Morrison Creek are a top-priority for conservation in the Comox Valley. The expansive, undeveloped wilderness oasis nestled between the margins of the Village of Cumberland and the City of Courtenay provides habitat for an extraordinary diversity of wildlife including keystone species such as wide-ranging carnivores, robust runs of salmon and is the only home on Earth to the endangered Morrison Creek Lamprey.

The initial 22-hectare parcel was jointly purchased by the CVLT and the CVRD, which now operate it as a conservation park.

The site is located on the south side of Lake Trail Road, west of the Inland Highway and the Linton Conservation Area. There is limited parking at the Linton Conservation Area. Park and walk west about 150 metres to gain access to the Morrison Creek Conservation Area. Dogs are allowed on leash. Be bear aware in this area. As a conservation area, cycling is discouraged.

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If your property is ecologically significant and you want to see it protected in perpetuity, please contact us. CVLT currently protects five ecologically significant private residential properties with conservation covenants throughout the Valley.

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