A Wetlands Consortium: Slocan Valley Wetlands Working Group

Collaboration plays a significant role in land and water management, while encouraging cooperative action amongst communities. On June 12th we hosted the Slocan Valley Wetlands Working Group, which featured economic, cultural, social, and environmental interests to plan future projects and goals for watershed conservation in the Slocan Valley. We had the privilege of listening to … Continue reading

“E” is for Estuary, Eelgrass, and Environmental Excellence: Youth Outreach Days in Squamish

What has a mix of fresh and salt water, is a hotspot for biodiversity, and has major cultural & economic significance? Well if you asked this question to the 500-or-so elementary students that visited the Squamish River Estuary a couple of weeks back, they would all shout out “Estuary!”. These students got to experience the ways in which … Continue reading

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

Infrared Pemberton Area

This week, our selected BC Wetlands Photo depicts the varying vegetation around one of Pemberton’s rivers. By shooting in infrared, photographer llenrap604 gives us the opportunity to distinguish the layered  plant communities of a beautiful wetland. Take a close look and admire the variety: from its swampy centre, to its open waters and the shrubby … Continue reading

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