A Mini Documentary: Wetlands Conservation through Private Land Stewardship in the Kootenays

Last summer, the WEP team travelled to the Kootenay Region to visit and interview several of the private landowners who had worked with the B.C. Wildlife Federation in the past to create and restore wetlands on their property.   We met and interviewed the people behind four incredible wetlands conservation projects on private land to share their stories and experiences with us.

Community Collaboration for Restoring Ginty’s Pond

On November 9, 2020, following Provincial Health guidelines, representatives with the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) met with the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB), the Southern Interior Land Trust (SILT), the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and community members to discuss the future of Ginty’s Pond in Cawston, BC. The BCWF were grateful …

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Reconnecting with Nature: Wetland Construction at Morfee Elementary School

School children placing woody debris in the wetland On June 6-7, 2019, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) led a wetland construction project at Morfee Elementary school in Mackenzie, BC. With the help of over 348 students, a 130 m2 wetland was created in a modest stand of trees behind the school. One of the goals …

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Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park Wetlands Restoration Project

After getting the green-light from the Ministry of Environment - Water Stewardship Division, the Dallas-Barnhardvale Nature Park Wetland Restoration Project is under way this week in Kamloops, BC! The Wetland Restoration Committee is sponsored by the Barnhartvale Horse & Hiker Trail Preservation Society, and the partners in this project include the City of Kamloops Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of Dallas-Barnhartvale …

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A Restoration Site Visit: Planning for the Kamloops Restoration Workshop (2011)

At the end of a chilly April, myself, spring WEP Intern Natashia Cox, and WEP Coordinator Neil Fletcher took a 3 day trip out to Kamloops for a series of site visits with the September Restoration Workshop in mind. Three potential sites, all on the beautiful grasslands of the Tk'emlups Indian Band Reserve, were on …

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