IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME: SANDHILL CRANES SPOTTED IN WETLAND RESTORATION SITE

Today the BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) Team is celebrating a big win! A restoration project completed in Meadow Creek, in the Lardeau Valley at the north end of Kootenay Lake, is now home for a family of Sandhill Cranes, a species listed as “vulnerable” by the Province of BC. This last phase of the … Continue reading

CONNECTING SURREY STUDENTS TO THE OUTDOORS: NATURE KNOWLEDGE FESTIVAL 2018

The BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team joined forces with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society, and A Rocha Canada this Wednesday to provide over 140 Grade 4 and 5 students from schools around Surrey with hands on, outdoor learning. The free event, titled Nature Knowledge Festival, was held at … Continue reading

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

NIGHT QUEST 2018: BANANA SLUGS, OWLS, AND DEER, OH MY!

On March 24th, the BCWF team traded their wetland caps for headlamps and prepared for a brisk evening in Pacific Spirit Park at Metro Vancouver’s event, Night Quest. 2 km of trails were lit up throughout the park, for families to adventure through. The park trails were equipped with animal displays, tracks and sounds, and … Continue reading

Strengthening Linkages to Academia for Regional Wetland Conservation: A workshop to further the research of wetlands

On March 9th, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program hosted a Working Group Workshop to discuss wetlands in the Lower Mainland. Entitled “Strengthening Linkages to Academia for Regional Wetland Conservation,” this workshop’s goal was to focus on how researchers and on the ground conservationists could find resources and develop partnerships to enhance wetland conservation projects. The … Continue reading

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