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

NOW HIRING: WETLANDS EDUCATION PROGRAM SUMMER INTERN

The Wetlands Education Program is hiring an intern for the summer of 2018! The Wetlands Intern will work closely with the Wetlands Manager, Coordinator, and Assistant and will be involved in all aspects of planning, delivery and budgeting of projects. This may include some travel in BC to meet project deliverables. Experience gained in this … 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

Scoping out the Peace: WEP Poised for Future Wetland Work

Until this year, the Wetlands Education Program has focused many of its efforts in the southern parts of BC, where most of the historical loss of wetlands has occurred.  However, acknowledging a rapidly developing north and impacts from the resource sector, we’ve been aware for some time of the need to enhance the capacity of … Continue reading

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