Mapping our Marshes with Doig River First Nation

BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program (WEP) spent August 3-4th in the community of Doig River (Hanás̱ Saahgéʔ) for the final Map our Marshes workshop of the 2021 season. Traditionally, Map our Marshes workshops are a 1-day hands on course, but this extended workshop allowed for more time to discuss wetland assessment, and much more time to spend in the field!    Situated 70 km northeast of Fort St. John, B.C., the Doig River First …

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Increasing Stewardship Capacity in Remote Communities: Peace – Williston Region 2019

The first two weeks of June proved to be busy for the BCWF’s Wetland Education Program (WEP). The WEP team, led by the Wetlands Education Program Manager Neil Fletcher, travelled through Northeastern BC to partner with three remote First Nation communities in Tsay Keh Dene, Fort Ware and McLeod Lake. In each community, tailored workshops …

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Community Capacity Building Through Wetland Training : Peace – Williston Region 2018

The BC Wildlife Federation WEP team spent July 16 - 28 in North-Eastern BC  educating participants on wetland classification, designing wetland restoration projects, and most importantly, building lasting relationships to collectively work towards conservation. We partnered with local First Nations, consulting companies, the provincial government, and very keen members of the public in numerous communities …

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Scoping out the Peace: WEP Poised for Future Wetland Work

Until this year, the Wetlands Education Program has focused many of its efforts in the southern parts of BC, where most of the historical loss of wetlands has occurred.  However, acknowledging a rapidly developing north and impacts from the resource sector, we've been aware for some time of the need to enhance the capacity of …

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