Stars Align for 2017 Wetlands Institute

For most of the summer it appeared as though the 2017 Wetlands Institute may have had to make a drastic change in scheduling and, for the first time in history, proceed without any accompanying wetland restoration projects. With BC experiencing the worst wildfire season ever recorded, the three restoration projects that would have made the … Continue reading

Boggin’ around in Nelson, BC

Cattails and lily pads, red wing blackbirds and common yellow warblers, painted turtles and Columbia Spotters – a marsh is an ecosystem that bewilders. But with so many reasons to stay inside, people are not exposed to the image of a wetland bursting into life, only an unwelcoming, dark and dreary swamp. Wetlands play a significant … Continue reading

A Great Mix: Wetlandkeepers in Castlegar

The aptly named Oasis Wetland was the subject of this month’s Wetlandkeepers workshop held between June 1-3, 2012. Wetlands in the Kootenay Valley are few and far between due to historical drainages, fillings, and river diversions. Sadly, many of the Kootenay’s wetlands that are still kicking around are far from pristine, and ‘the Oasis’ is … Continue reading

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