A NEW WAY TO DETERMINE WETLAND HEALTH: KAMLOOPS MAP OUR MARSHES

On April 16th, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team hosted a Map our Marshes workshop in Kamloops, BC, bringing together participants from the Province of British Columbia Range Program, BC Parks, First Nations groups, consultants, and land owners to learn more about classifying wetlands. This workshop was different than the traditional Map our Marshes because … Continue reading

Working with the St’át’imc Community: Map our Marshes in Lillooet

Due to the success of a Map our Marshes workshop in the summer of 2016, the Wetlands Education Program team was invited back to Lillooet this July 24th and 25th to deliver another two day wetland assessment workshop. Instructed by Ryan Durand of EcoLogic Environmental Consultants, 16 participants from the Lillooet region were lead through … Continue reading

Nature in the City: Map our Marshes at Maplewood Flats

On Sunday, June 11th, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team completed another successful Map our Marshes workshop, this time within the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area in North Vancouver. With freight ships in the background, asphalt beneath the soil, and carefully managed species surrounding our large group, the blending of city and natural areas was … Continue reading

Continuing Support for Squamish – App Debuts at Map our Marshes

The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program (BCWF WEP) hosted a free public Map our Marshes workshop in Squamish on October 22, 2016.  This workshop added a public engagement component of a more detailed wetland mapping process that the District of Squamish has been undergoing with the support of the BC Wildlife Federation.  This multi-year … Continue reading

Vernon Community School learns how to map in their own backyard wetlands

The BCWF Wetlands Education Program team traveled to Vernon to deliver a Map our Marshes workshop to 50 excited grade 7-9 students at the Vernon Community School. Students had no problem keeping up to the workshop despite that we usually deliver Map Our Marshes to university and adults groups. This workshop fit Vernon Community School’s philosophy that “encourages … Continue reading

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