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 …

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Increasing Stewardship Capacity in Remote Communities: Peace – Williston Region 2019

The first two weeks of June proved to be busy for the BCWF’s Wetland Education Program (WEP). The WEP team, led by the Wetlands Education Program Manager Neil Fletcher, travelled through Northeastern BC to partner with three remote First Nation communities in Tsay Keh Dene, Fort Ware and McLeod Lake. In each community, tailored workshops …

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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. …

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A Plan for Action: Restoring Moberly Marsh

Last week, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) Wetlands Education Program (WEP) had the opportunity to take part in a planning session for the enhancement of Moberly Marsh located in Burges James Gadsden Provincial Park just west of Golden, BC. Moberly Marsh was previously managed by Ducks Unlimited Conservation (DUC). DUC has deemed that it is …

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New Hope for Wetlands in BC: FREP Wetland Health Assessment

Earlier this year, the BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Education Program received a contract from the Government of British Columbia to develop a protocol to assess the health of wetlands as part of the Forest and Range Evaluation Program (FREP). The protocol is designed to assess wetlands that have been impacted by forestry operations. However, there …

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