New Hope for Wetlands in BC: FREP Wetland Health Assessment

Earlier this year, the BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Education Program received a contract from the Government of British Columbia to develop a protocol to assess the health of wetlands as part of the Forest and Range Evaluation Program (FREP). The protocol is designed to assess wetlands that have been impacted by forestry operations. However, there … Continue reading

Of Turtles and Toe-biters: Wetlandkeepers in White Lake

About one hour north-east of Kamloops, nestled between the two arms of Salmon Lake, rests the small community of White Lake. Surrounded by majestic mountains, winding roads, and farmed valleys, it is easy to see that the habitat around White Lake is worth protecting. By the enthusiastic turn out at our final Wetlandkeepers course of … Continue reading

Three Wetlands in Five Days! Kamloops Restoration Workshop

Wetland construction is a lot work, let’s just start with that. Not only is there a considerable amount of physical labour, but there are so many things to learn and to know to create a well-built marsh or swamp. Over the course of the five day BCWF WEP’s Wetland Restoration Workshop held in Kamloops, a … Continue reading

Stud’s Pasture Wetland, Kamloops

Diane and Sue at Stud's Pasture (April, 2011)

The Stud’s Pasture Wetland on the Tk’emlups Indian Reserve near Kamloops, BC was restored as part of the Wetlands Institute in the summer of 2010. It is currently being monitored by enthusiastic past participants of that institute,  Sue Huddart & Diane James. They have since been featured as wetland stewards in our article for Womens Outdoor World Magazine: When … Continue reading

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