2022 Workshops

Updated: November 3 2022

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Wetlandkeepers Workshops 

BCWF’s Wetlandkeepers Courses are 2.5 day workshops that educate participants about wetland conservation! Upon a community request, BCWF brings the Wetlandkeepers Course into an area to teach wetland mapping, wetland hydrology, amphibian, plant and animal identification, and soil sampling. This is a hands-on fieldwork course that provides participants will technical skills to steward their own wetland.  Upon completion of the workshop participants are provided with a Wetlandkeeper certificate, and provided with follow up support by the Wetlands Coordinator.

· Chawathil | May 12-14 | Read about it here

· Slocan | June 3-5 | Read about it here

· Crawford Bay | June 6-8 | Read about it here

· Rossland | June 10-12 | Read about it here

· Armstrong-Spallumcheen | June 15-17 | Read about it here

· Canal Flats | July 22-24| Read about it here

· ?aq’am | July 27-29 | Read about it here

Map our Marshes Workshops

This Wetland Mapping and rapid assessment workshop is a 1-day crash course on the values of wetlands and how to map them using GPS technology. Get connected with the mapping software and apps and protect wetlands in your area. This is a great project for anyone who is passionate about the health of their local wildlife and watersheds, from community volunteers to schools, consultants, and planners!

· Chilliwack | April 30 | See pictures here

· Parksville-Qualicum | August 20-21 | See pictures here

Wetlands Institute Workshop

Are you working on a wetland  project and/or program in your community? Join us for 7 day intensive hands-on workshop on Salt Spring Island. The Wetlands Institute educates participants about wetland stewardship, restoration and construction skills. Participants often come to the Wetlands Institute with a wetland project they wish to implement in their home communities.  During the workshop, participants receive support from knowledgeable experts and obtain hands-on training in order to successfully implement their wetland projects upon returning home.  Since 1998, the Institute has been held bi-annually in selected communities across British Columbia. Participants spend most of the week in the field learning about the importance and diversity of wetlands, practicing up to date field techniques to inventory wetlands vegetation mapping, water quality, soils, birds, amphibians, and fish. In addition, participants discuss ways to contact and communicate with landowners and developers and to raise public awareness and influence conservation policies. Within the selected host community(ies), several different wetland sites are visited during the week to highlight different restoration, conservation and education methods. Upon completion of the Institute, participants from all types of backgrounds are fully trained to begin wetland projects in their home communities!

· Grand Forks, Slocan Valley, & Trail | September 19- 25 | Read about it here

For more information, please contact:

Alana Higginson, BEnv.
Wetlands Education Program Coordinator, BC Wildlife Federation
101-9706 188th St., Surrey, BC, V4N 3M2
T: 604.882.9988 ext 238 | (Toll Free in BC: 1.888.881.2293 ext 238)
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