Across the Lower Mainland: 2016 Wetlands Institute

Did you know that up to 70% of wetlands have been lost in settled areas of Canada? In the Lower Mainland the number is even higher. Between 1827 and 1990, over 85% of wetlands were lost, mainly due to agriculture and development. With Metro Vancouver’s population expected to rise to 3.4million people by 2041 (that’s … Continue reading

Star status biologists and stunning wetlands gather in Smithers, BC

A Wetlandkeepers course was held in Smithers on June 12-14 with our indoor classroom provided generously by the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club. Fourteen participants had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Jim Pojar, co-author of many of our province’s reference books and respected botanist, deliver a  lecture on plant species found in … Continue reading

Bogs, Fens, and Marshes, oh my! Quesnel Wetlandkeepers Had it All.

The Quesnel Wetlandkeepers is the third such workshop we have held this year (Kelowna and Windermere being the other two so far), and it proved to be a huge success. Participants consisted of foresters, naturalists, environmental non-profits, government representatives, teachers, and those who were just very keen to learn. This resulted in one of the … Continue reading

Radium Hot Springs Wetlandkeepers in the Incredible Columbia River Wetlands

The Wetlandkeepers course held in Radium Hot Springs (May 22-24, 2015) led by Jason Jobin, was a fun-filled, informative weekend on all things wetlands. There was a diverse group of participants from Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Fairmont, Edgewater, and Cranbrook out for the workshop. In partnership with the Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners and the Lake … Continue reading

Squamish River Watershed Society: Estuary Alive!

BC Wildlife Federation joined the Squamish River Watershed Society for Estuary Alive! The activities took place at The Chelem (Seagrass) Trail in Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary. Rhonda O’Grady led the estuary education event for grades 2 – 6 to learn about some of the amazing aspects of the estuary. Around 600 students participated and had fun … Continue reading

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