Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1980 6,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1980 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Wildlife Management Area 6,900 protected area overlaps with site 6,900
Creston Valley Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,970 protected area overlaps with site 4,300


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate coniferous, Temperate deciduous -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Fens, transition mires & springs, Freshwater marshes & swamps, Freshwater lakes & pools -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban parks & gardens, Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.