Conservation in the Kootenays: Restoring Wetlands for Wildlife

This past autumn, The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) had the unique opportunity to provide additional support at two previously restored wetlands, and to assist with the construction of a new wetland complex. On a whirlwind journey of close to 2,500 km, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team, along with two volunteer interns from the Canadian … Continue reading

Careening through the Kootenays: The 17th Annual Wetlands Institute

The 17th annual Wetlands Institute went off without a hitch, thanks to the efforts of a well-rounded Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team, and the addition of two helpful interns from the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Canadian Conservation Corp (CCC). The 2019 Wetlands Institute, which ran from September 30-October 6, was hosted in the Kootenays. The intensive … Continue reading

Travelling Through the Kootenays

The BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) spent an intensive 7 days travelling through the Kootenays to host events in the communities of Grand Forks, Castlegar, Fernie and Golden. DAY 1 On our way to Castlegar, the WEP team was invited to give a presentation to Grand Forks city council about protecting Johnson Flats Wetland. The wetland … Continue reading

Radium Hot Springs Wetlandkeepers in the Incredible Columbia River Wetlands

The Wetlandkeepers course held in Radium Hot Springs (May 22-24, 2015) led by Jason Jobin, was a fun-filled, informative weekend on all things wetlands. There was a diverse group of participants from Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Fairmont, Edgewater, and Cranbrook out for the workshop. In partnership with the Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners and the Lake … Continue reading

Adding some s’edge’ to Salmo wetland

The BCWF Wetlands Education Program headed back to Salmo at the beginning of October to add over 200 sedges, rushes, dogwoods and willows to the newly established wetland.  We built the wetland next to KP Park as part of the 2013 Wetland Institute, daylighting a wetland and increasing storm water infiltration.  A big thanks to … Continue reading

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