Increasing Stewardship Capacity in Remote Communities: Peace – Williston Region 2019

The first two weeks of June proved to be busy for the BCWF’s Wetland Education Program (WEP). The WEP team, led by the Wetlands Education Program Manager Neil Fletcher, travelled through Northeastern BC to partner with three remote First Nation communities in Tsay Keh Dene, Fort Ware and McLeod Lake. In each community, tailored workshops … Continue reading

Becoming an Outdoors Woman: Wetlands Edition

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) is a program the BC Wildlife Federation started in 1997. With over 80 participants, the first BOW weekend was a great success, and this event has continued to run up to three times a year reaching over 20 communities throughout the province and training over 1000 participants over the years. … Continue reading

Weekends of Wetlands! Cumberland Wetlandkeepers and Conference

We had a whirlwind of wetland activity in Cumberland at the beginning of May, where BCWF hosted four events over two weekends. In the first weekend of May, 14 keen Comox Valley residences participated in the Cumberland Wetlandkeepers Workshop, taught by senior Biologist Michele Jones of Mimulus Biological Consultants. Similar to past Wetlandkeepers, this workshop … Continue reading

A Plan for Action: Restoring Moberly Marsh

Last week, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) Wetlands Education Program (WEP) had the opportunity to take part in a planning session for the enhancement of Moberly Marsh located in Burges James Gadsden Provincial Park just west of Golden, BC. Moberly Marsh was previously managed by Ducks Unlimited Conservation (DUC). DUC has deemed that it is … Continue reading

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: SALT SPRING ISLAND WETLANDS INSTITUTE

Narrowly avoiding the Pacific Storms, the BCWF WEP program was lucky to spend time away from our office in Surrey and in the safe haven of Salt Spring Island for the 16th annual Wetlands Institute. 23 enthusiastic participants from a mix of backgrounds, including: Non-profits, First Nations, Hobby Farmers, Consultants, Government, and Archaeologists, joined us … Continue reading

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