To Know Nature and to Keep It Worth Knowing






Field Trips





Bird Count



The Chilliwack Field Naturalists Club is active in Citizen Science. Our members participate in Christmas Bird Counts, Butterfly Monitoring, E-bird, Project Feeder Watch, Great Canadian Birdathon, Great Back Yard Bird Count, Ice Watch and many other programs that contribute to our understanding of nature. We are also working on a upper Fraser Valley bird brochure.  We steward the Camp Slough Wildlife area (CSWA).


Camp Slough Wildlife Area

See aerial map below


The CSWA, a  broccoli field overgrown with blackberries when donated in 1994, is a 8.1 hectare site with mixed forest, field, river and winter pond habitats. The property is bounded by Camp River Road on the north and the Hope Slough on the west. 

 It is owned by the Nature Trust BC

leased to the BC Ministry of Environment and 

stewarded by Chilliwack Field Naturalists Club

We have a monthly maintenance work party, hold planting events and field trip to this area. 

The Eastern Fraser Valley NatureKids and Chilliwack Field Naturalists worked together to install 3-bat maternity boxes and a barn owl box. 

The Nature Trust field team recently replaced our aging swallow boxes and this team helps at public planting events. The Nature Trust is presently drawing up a new long term stewardship plan. 


Coffee Cutters


Join Our Work Party the 1st Saturday of each Month @ 9 to 10 a.m. (1st Wednesday @ 6:30 PM in summer) Dress for the weather. Wear long pants & sturdy footwear. Tools & gloves provided. 

Meet at the cairn near the intersection of Camp and Hope River Roads

Coffee at Tim Horton's or cafe of choice afterwards


History of CSWA


Camp Slough Species List


Camp Slough Photo Gallery



Thank You 

Chilliwack Foundation 

for your 2017 Grant that funded the April 7, 2018 wildflower planting at Camp Slough Wildlife Area  Many community volunteers helped plant and then stayed for a pizza lunch.  

Previous Projects funded through:

Public Conservation Assistance Fund Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

BC Nature Foundation


Francis Guinet


Aerial View of Camp Slough Wildlife Area



Our Stewards 



 Installing Bat Boxes