Reconnecting with Nature: Wetland Construction at Morfee Elementary School

School children placing woody debris in the wetland On June 6-7, 2019, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) led a wetland construction project at Morfee Elementary school in Mackenzie, BC. With the help of over 348 students, a 130 m2 wetland was created in a modest stand of trees behind the school. One of the goals …

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Wild for Salmon! Squamish Outreach 2019

Each year, the Squamish River Watershed Society (SRWS) hosts an outreach event for elementary school students to provide a space for experiential learning through interactive activities and games. Typically, the focus is on the estuary, the rivers within the watershed, and the species that make this region home. This year, the focus was on salmon …

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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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From Theory to Practice: Salt Spring Island Wetlands Institute

Narrowly avoiding the Pacific Storms, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team was lucky to spend time away from our office in Surrey and in the safe haven of Salt Spring Island for the 16th annual Wetlands Institute. 23 enthusiastic participants from a mix of backgrounds, including: Non-profits, First Nations, Hobby Farmers, Consultants, Government, and …

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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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