Across the Lower Mainland: 2016 Wetlands Institute

Did you know that up to 70% of wetlands have been lost in settled areas of Canada? In the Lower Mainland the number is even higher. Between 1827 and 1990, over 85% of wetlands were lost, mainly due to agriculture and development. With Metro Vancouver’s population expected to rise to 3.4million people by 2041 (that’s … Continue reading

Shooting Stegosaurus & Riding Horses: New experiences for Prince George Wild Kidz

To a child, what would summer be without spending all day outside exploring the outdoors with your friends and making new ones?  In our times, fewer and fewer youth are getting outside and experiencing nature. Our second free day camp of 2015, was hosted in the province’s northern capital: Prince George. Monday began with an … Continue reading

Fun in the Sun (and Rain!) in Radium Hot Springs for the Wild Kidz Camp

The BCWF wetlands program has been keeping busy on the road and working with some amazing people over the past two weeks. On July 13th the first Wild Kidz Camp this year kicked off at the Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club. The campers jumped in feet first, and after a few introductions the kids … Continue reading

Star status biologists and stunning wetlands gather in Smithers, BC

A Wetlandkeepers course was held in Smithers on June 12-14 with our indoor classroom provided generously by the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club. Fourteen participants had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Jim Pojar, co-author of many of our province’s reference books and respected botanist, deliver a  lecture on plant species found in … Continue reading

Bogs, Fens, and Marshes, oh my! Quesnel Wetlandkeepers Had it All.

The Quesnel Wetlandkeepers is the third such workshop we have held this year (Kelowna and Windermere being the other two so far), and it proved to be a huge success. Participants consisted of foresters, naturalists, environmental non-profits, government representatives, teachers, and those who were just very keen to learn. This resulted in one of the … Continue reading

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