Mapping our Marshes with Doig River First Nation

BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program (WEP) spent August 3-4th in the community of Doig River (Hanás̱ Saahgéʔ) for the final Map our Marshes workshop of the 2021 season. Traditionally, Map our Marshes workshops are a 1-day hands on course, but this extended workshop allowed for more time to discuss wetland assessment, and much more time to spend in the field!    Situated 70 km northeast of Fort St. John, B.C., the Doig River First … Continue reading

The Wetlands Education Program Summer 2021 Intern

This week the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) summer 2021 intern, Courtenay Miller will have finished her last day with the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF). Courtenay completed her undergraduate degree in May with a double major in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria. Courtenay has previous experience from volunteer work, co-ops, and field … Continue reading

Wetlands Need Stewards! – Victoria Wetlandkeepers

From July 16-18, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team had the pleasure of partnering with the Habitat Acquisition Trust, Haliburton Community Organic Farm Society, and the Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society for the Victoria Wetlandkeepers Workshop. BCWF acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, whose traditional territory Victoria is on, and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations who steward and live-in relationship with these lands since time immemorial. The purpose … Continue reading

The Wetlands Education Program Beats The Heat With Chawathil First Nation

From June 25 – 27, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team had the pleasure of partnering with Chawathil First Nation for the 2021 Chawathil Wetlandkeepers Workshop. This workshop was designed to provide a brief, but in-depth overview of the technical skills and knowledge needed to become better wetland stewards. Over the course of two and a half days, … Continue reading

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

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