Map our Marshes Workshops
This Wetland Mapping and rapid assessment workshop is a 1-day crash course on the values of wetlands and how to map them using GPS technology. Get connected with the Community Mapping Network and protect wetlands in your area.This is a great project for anyone who is passionate about the health of their local wildlife and watersheds, from community volunteers to schools, consultants, and planners!
· Kamloops | April 16 | Read about it here
· Peachland | May 6 | Read about it here
· Salmo| May 10 | Read about it here
BCWF’s Wetlandkeepers Courses are 2.5 day workshops that educate participants about wetland conservation! Upon a community request, BCWF brings the Wetlandkeepers Course into an area to teach wetland mapping, wetland hydrology, amphibian, plant and animal identification and soil sampling. This is a hands-on fieldwork course that provides participants will technical skills to steward their own wetland. Upon completion of the workshop participants are provided with a Wetlandkeeper certificate, and provided with follow up support by the Wetlands Coordinator.
· Nanaimo | May 4-6 | See photos here
· Vancouver |May 25-27 | See photos here
· Nak’azdli| June 27-28 |
· Moberly Lake| July 17-18 | Read about it here
· Mackenzie | July 20-22 | Read about it here
Wetlands Institute Workshop
Are you working on a wetland project and/or program in your community? Join us for 7 day intensive hands-on workshop on Salt Spring Island. The Wetlands Institute educates participants about wetland stewardship, restoration and construction skills. Participants often come to the Wetlands Institute with a wetland project they wish to implement in their home communities. During the workshop, participants receive support from knowledgeable experts and obtain hands-on training in order to successfully implement their wetland projects upon returning home. Since 1998, the Institute has been held bi-annually in selected communities across British Columbia. Participants spend most of the week in the field learning about the importance and diversity of wetlands, practising up to date field techniques to inventory wetlands vegetation mapping, water quality, soils, birds, amphibians, and fish. In addition, participants discuss ways to contact and communicate with landowners and developers and to raise public awareness and influence conservation policies. Within the selected host community(ies), several different wetland sites are visited during the week to highlight different restoration, conservation and education methods. Upon completion of the Institute, participants from all types of backgrounds are fully trained to begin wetland projects in their home communities!
· Salt Spring Island | September 17-23 | Read about it here
Restoration Design & Other Workshops
The wetland restoration design workshops spend 1 to 2.5 days to teach you how to begin designing a restoration plan for wetlands. Though each course is tailored to be site-specific, topics covered may include, amongst other things, the principles for wetland design, estimating costs, and habitat considerations.
For more information, please contact:
Neil W. Fletcher, M.R.M.
Wetlands Education Program Manager, BC Wildlife Federation
101-9706 188th St., Surrey, BC, V4N 3M2
T: 604.882.9988 ext 232 | (Toll Free in BC: 1.888.881.2293 ext 232)
M: 604.970.9707 | F: 604.882.9933
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