Get Wet! With Terry Brown, the Amphibiographer

The saying goes that ‘April showers bring May flowers,’ but that’s not the only thing that spring rains bring to our beautiful province. Spring is a time when ephemeral wetlands replenish, and host various species including frogs! Check out this neat video of a Pacific Tree Frog taken by a friend of ours in Powell … Continue reading

From Watersheds to Ditches: Wetlands Workshop for Municipalities Report

Voting with stickers... workshop participants identify where resources are needed for better protection and conservation of wetlands.

We’re happy to announce the release of a report on the Wetlands Workshop for Municipalities, hosted November 19 2013 at the Stanely Park Ecology Society, in Vancouver, BC.  The workshop targeted municipal and regional staff in Metro Vancouver to strengthen the region’s capacity to secure wetlands as green infrastructure for the benefit of human health … Continue reading

Hip Deep in the West Kootenays – Wetlands Institute 2013

Did you know North America used to be filled with wetlands?   What a wild thought when you look at our present day landscape where fewer than 20% of wetlands remain in many developed areas. Did you know that wetlands are one of nature’s most valuable ecosystems?  Wetlands provide numerous ecosystem services, including but not limited … Continue reading

Wetlandkeepers with a Twist of BioBlitz

It’s always a privilege to learn from passionate biologists, and we were incredibly fortunate to have nine of them attend our Wetlandkeepers course in New Denver! Since the Slocan Valley has been identified as a priority area by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program’s Riparian & Wetland Action Plan, it was an ideal location to host … Continue reading

Long-Toed Salamander

Kids, summer, and the great outdoors–all three go together so naturally. To experience nature is to love it, and what better way to introduce a love of the outdoors than to send a child to camp? Our photo of the week by contributor anothergecko features a Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)–just the kind of wildlife many a child would love … Continue reading

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