Golf Balls and Wetlands

This article was submitted by the Logan Lake Enhancement Working Group. Part 2 is now out. Click here to read it! What do you do with a class of twenty eager 4th year Ecological Restoration students from BCIT? Restore/create wetlands of course. That’s just what happened in September 2013 at Logan Lake. The Logan Lake … Continue reading

Springing into Action: Major Salt Spring Island Wetland Restoration Project

Braving the morning chill and dew-laden grasses, a team of 5 trudged augers, levels, probes, and flags across what was once Canada’s first organic golf course. Bouquets of electrical wires sprouting from the soil and the occasional lonely golf ball, forgotten through the years, betray the locale’s past life. Originally some of Salt Spring Island’s … 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

A stocking stuffer for a wetland enthusiast!

Tom Biebighauser at a recent wetland restoration project in Logan Lake BC

Anyone who has ever met Tom Biebighauser, knows what a wealth of knowledge he is on the subject of building wetlands.  My first encounter with Tom was during our 2010 BCWF Wetlands Institute, where Tom left the whole class putting a 200 D series excavator on their Christmas wishlist.  Tom makes wetland construction engaging and … Continue reading

A wetland wonderland in Squamish

Coming across an article written on Edith Tobe‘s project in the Squamish Chief, I felt that there really should be a bog blog entry on it too. Afterall, this is a massive project that I’ve been lucky enough to witness. A participant of the 2010 Wetlands Institute in Kamloops, Edith and the Squamish River Watershed … Continue reading

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