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‚Äôs most valuable ecosystems?  Wetlands provide numerous ecosystem services, including but not limited … Continue reading

Species Profile: Big Brown Bat

Bats are often regarded as pests and have long been the subject of mythology and fear. Rather, being the only mammal capable of sustained flight, they are one of the most fascinating creatures that a wetland explorer may come across! Next time you are outdoors at twilight, take a moment and look into the sky … Continue reading

Species Profile: American Mink

The American Mink is an interesting and abundant – yet often overlooked – animal. While it is native to North America, human intervention has expanded its range to Europe (and to a lesser extent, South America). While the American Mink resembles your typical weasel, its larger size and stout form are key differentiators. With a long … 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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