Keeping all the parts: the story of Jim Smith’s work in the Creston Community Forest

WILDSIGHT – The Creston Community Forest operates on 210 sqaure kilometers of land surrounding the Creston Valley.

Written by Eddie Petryshen

I’m behind a quick moving Jim Smith as we work our way through thick alder and saskatoon. He’s spent his life in the bush and seems to move faster as the brush gets thicker. Jim, a retired forester with over 30 years of experience, has brought me to Goat Mountain to give me a field tour of his work in the Creston Community Forest.

The Creston Community Forest operates on 210 sqaure kilometers of land surrounding the Creston Valley. The forestry done here is an example of best management practices carried out by the people who live and work in their watershed. Read more at Wildsight…