A Model Watershed: where design meets conservation

Speaking as an artist, I am always pleased to see the employment of creative types by non-profits and environmental organizations. I was especially happy to be involved in coordinating a special project for the Wetlands program this spring: the construction of an interactive model watershed. Our public call for industrial designers and model-makers received a … Continue reading

Like Social Media? Join our Creative Communications Team!

The Wetlands Education Program is seeking a Creative Communications Assistant to join our team. This individual will work with the Creative Communications Lead and the Wetlands Education Program Coordinator to promote wetland conservation and stewardship within BC. Work will largely be from home with occasional attendance of events, monthly meetings and email correspondence. A non-profit … Continue reading

Species Profile: North American Beaver

Perhaps the only rodent anyone really appreciates, the North American beaver (Castor Canadensis) is the second-largest rodent in the world. Abundant across North America, beavers are known for their natural trait of building dams on rivers and streams to provide still-water for protection against predators. Unfortunately, due to historical unchecked trapping and current conflicts with … Continue reading

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

The Troubled Purple Thistle Wetland

A warm and sunny Sunday afternoon tends to bring out the gardener in many of us. What happens when there is no access to a green yard, a farm field or a sunny patio for planters? The trend toward community garden space and urban agricultural interventions has exploded, and Vancouver seems to be peaking when … Continue reading

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