Community Collaboration for Restoring Ginty’s Pond

On November 9, 2020, following Provincial Health guidelines, representatives with the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) met with the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB), the Southern Interior Land Trust (SILT), the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and community members to discuss the future of Ginty’s Pond in Cawston, BC. The BCWF were grateful … Continue reading

A Whirlwind of Wetlands Part II: Cawston Wetlandkeepers 2019 and Ginty’s Pond

On July 17-18, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) held a Wetlandkeepers workshop in sunny Cawston on the heels of a couple of wetland workshops in the Kootenays (See Part 1).  These wetlandkeeper workshops are tailored to meet the individual community needs in terms of their concerns, their conservation goals, and the mix of people that … Continue reading

Restoring Wetlands in the Okanagan – 2015 Wetlands Institute

The passion for wetland restoration and protection drew participants from all over BC to the Okanagan to attend the BC Wildlife Federation’s 13th Wetlands Institute, aiming to gain the skills and knowledge needed to complete their own wetland projects. We had quite the range of participants including Biologists, Landscape Technologists and Architects, Environmental Planners, Coordinators, … Continue reading

Count the Frogs

A wetland can be many things through the lens of a camera. Here it is an ‘all-over-composition’ reminiscent of a Jackson Pollock painting. The artful “Count the Frogs”  impressed many of our judges with it’s unusual view of a wetland and the unfolding surprise of its subject matter. The photographer, Ralph Palmer, is a retired … Continue reading

Tin cans, Rattlesnakes and Rifles: A Wild Kidz Experience in Oliver

The BCWF held its second week of 2012 freeday camps in Oliver, B.C. The first morning began with numerous icebreaker games including tin toe, a game where kids had to pass around an empty, large coffee tin using only their feet. At first glance the kids thought the game was going to be too easy, … Continue reading

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