A Night for Burns Bog

On the evening of November 29, UBC political science students hosted the event, “A Night for Burns Bog”.  Scientists, professors, students, and members of the community came together to discuss current issues that threaten the bog and watch two movies: “A Bog in My Backyard”, and “The Hidden World of the Bog”. The focus of … Continue reading

A wetlands fire in New Zealand, and how it relates to us in B.C.

Firefighters battle the New Zealand blaze

This week, a large fire destroyed more than 400 hectares of the internationally recognized Waituna Wetlands Scientific Reserve, located in the Southland Region of New Zealand. The massive fire lasted for nearly 24 hours, and destroyed mature manuka trees (Leptospermum scoparium) and a variety of important wetland plants. Birds and skinks were lost in the … Continue reading

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