Watershed renewal project at B.C. First Nation bearing fruit as wildlife returning

As first appeared in the Globe & Mail July 11, 2022. Contributed by Norm Allard and Neil Fletcher.   Norm Allard is the Yaqan Nukiy Lower Kootenay Band community planner and a member of the Secwepemc First Nation. Neil Fletcher is the Director of Conservation Stewardship for the B.C. Wildlife Federation.  When water began to …

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A Mini Documentary: Wetlands Conservation through Private Land Stewardship in the Kootenays

Last summer, the WEP team travelled to the Kootenay Region to visit and interview several of the private landowners who had worked with the B.C. Wildlife Federation in the past to create and restore wetlands on their property.   We met and interviewed the people behind four incredible wetlands conservation projects on private land to share their stories and experiences with us.

Mackenzie, McLeod Lake, and Morfee oh my!

From May 31st – June 4th, 2021, the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF) led a wetland workshop in partnership with the McLeod Lake Indian Band, planted native species at Morfee Elementary School and led a wetland construction project at Mackenzie Secondary School. BCWF is grateful for the opportunity to work in partnership with the McLeod Lake …

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Community Collaboration for Restoring Ginty’s Pond

On November 9, 2020, following Provincial Health guidelines, representatives with the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) met with the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB), the Southern Interior Land Trust (SILT), the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and community members to discuss the future of Ginty’s Pond in Cawston, BC. The BCWF were grateful …

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Conservation in the Kootenays: Restoring Wetlands for Wildlife

This past autumn, The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) had the unique opportunity to provide additional support at two previously restored wetlands, and to assist with the construction of a new wetland complex. On a whirlwind journey of close to 2,500 km, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team, along with two volunteer interns from the Canadian …

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