Across the Lower Mainland: 2016 Wetlands Institute

Did you know that up to 70% of wetlands have been lost in settled areas of Canada? In the Lower Mainland the number is even higher. Between 1827 and 1990, over 85% of wetlands were lost, mainly due to agriculture and development. With Metro Vancouver’s population expected to rise to 3.4million people by 2041 (that’s … Continue reading

Hip Deep in the West Kootenays – Wetlands Institute 2013

Did you know North America used to be filled with wetlands?   What a wild thought when you look at our present day landscape where fewer than 20% of wetlands remain in many developed areas. Did you know that wetlands are one of nature’s most valuable ecosystems?  Wetlands provide numerous ecosystem services, including but not limited … Continue reading

Stewards of the Sea-to-Sky: Wetlands Institute 2012

Can you solve the following riddle? What do the these ingredients create: 3 communities + 36 participants + 12 trainers + 4 coordinators + 4 restoration sites, when allowed to age for 8 days? If you guessed a journey of stewards gathering lessons and inspiration towards wetland conservation in BC, then you are correct!  The … Continue reading

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