Wetlands of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is large enough to have a diversity of wetland types, from bogs to salty estuaries. There are also many champions of these wetlands, and we were fortunate to spend some time with a few to get just a small taste of the exciting work being done around the Cowichan valley and Shawnigan Lake. … Continue reading

Planning Somenos Marsh: Major Proposal Developed by Wetlands Institute Participant

One great thing about the 2012 Sea-to-Sky Wetlands Institute workshop, hosted on July 9 to 15,  is that  it was made more accessible due to the generous support of our  financial partners (listed at the end of the article). This meant that those unable to attend in previous years, due to financial barriers (ex. Students, recent … Continue reading

Wetland Institute Participant Helps Construct 7 Wetlands

You can’t say that volunteering for the BCWF’s Wetland Education Program doesn’t lead to great opportunities. In July one of our summer volunteer interns, Mike Botic, while volunteering at the Wetlands Institute (WI), was invited to the Quamichan Watershed (Vancouver Island) to witness the construction of several wetlands by Kai Rietzel, a WI participant. Kai … Continue reading

Whose Eggs Are These?

The beginning of April brings the return of migratory wildlife, blossoming trees, and of course, the spawning of many amphibian and aquatic species. Our selection this week is appropriately titled “Whose Eggs are These?”. Often-times it can be difficult to identify amphibian eggs, since many of them look similar. This week, we consulted Herptologist Elke … Continue reading

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