Using Laws and Legislation to Protect Your Wetlands

Part 1 of the Backyard Steward Series  Have you ever seen someone filling in, draining, or destroying a wetland and wondered,   “Are they allowed to do that?”   Maybe it’s your neighbour harming a wetland on their private property and you have concerns about it. Or, maybe there’s a new development proposed that will pollute your favourite wetland. Now that the value of natural ecosystems is becoming more appreciated and understood as a critical component … 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

BC Wetlands Photo of the Month!

It’s a new month, which means that it’s time for our BC Wetlands Photo of the Month! The photographer, Flickr user vermillion$baby, captures lagoons formed by the backwater from the Fraser River. This photos was taken near the Nicomen Slough in Deroche, BC, which is a popular fishing destination in the lower mainland. The slough connects … Continue reading

Species Profile: Pacific Tree Frog

Meet Hyla regilla – or, as many call it, the Pacific Tree Frog. It is entirely possible that you have never seen one despite their abundance in British Columbia. After all, a full-grown adult is typically less than 5 centimetres long. It may be helpful to think of them as the raccoons of Amphibia – they can be found in … Continue reading

A Man and a Plane

When many of us think wetlands, we think nature. We imagine wilderness, serenity, seclusion. We envision an area isolated from urban influence – an escape, one could say. But as realvision’s photo “A man and a plane” demonstrates, such is not always the case. Iona Beach Regional Park, from where this Photo of the Month was taken, is a … Continue reading

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