Wetlands in Urban Environments: Armstrong-Spallumcheen Wetlandkeepers

In mid-June, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team travelled to the North Okanagan to visit Armstrong and Spallumcheen. Like many of the locations WEP visits, Armstrong and Spallumcheen are situated at the bottom of one of B.C.’s numerous river valleys. Valleys are the result of longstanding erosion of land by glaciers, rivers, or streams. It’s …

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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 …

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Star status biologists and stunning wetlands gather in Smithers, BC

A Wetlandkeepers course was held in Smithers on June 12-14 with our indoor classroom provided generously by the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club. Fourteen participants had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Jim Pojar, co-author of many of our province's reference books and respected botanist, deliver a  lecture on plant species found in …

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Community Members and Students Come Together For The 2015 Kelowna Wetlandkeepers Workshop

The Wetlandkeepers Workshop in Kelowna (May 1-3, 2015) lead by Neil Fletcher was packed full of fun wetland information and activities. The workshop was held at the Oceola Fish and Game Club and 25 participants came out to learn as well as provide insightful information on the local wetlands. We had members from many groups …

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Species Profile: Long-tailed Duck

Waterfowl are perhaps the most interesting animals on the planet. From high north to the deep south, and from desert to wetlands, you can find waterfowl almost anywhere. My favourite of all is a rather hard-to-find resident of British Columbia's coast: the Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis). Range of the Long-tailed Duck. (Source: South Dakota Birds …

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