This year, the Wetlands Workforce was able to support the work of Steven Blair. Steven is a student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Simon Fraser University, completing his master’s study that focuses on the effectiveness of restored wetlands.
This is not a story of loss. It is one of hope and resilience, at a time when it is needed. The global COVID pandemic has shaken our certainty in the future and has made us refocus our priorities, with our health and the health of our environment being at the top of the list. Every year it seems more of an effort is put towards mitigating the effects of climate change, yet more communities are dealing with the impacts of wildfires, droughts, and flooding, making it feel like nothing is being done and nothing can be done, but there is hope.
We are saddened to inform you that Glenn Auger, Indigenous Advisor for the Wetlands Workforce, passed away the morning of December 1st, 2021
The Fraser River Estuary Clean-up crew has been working tirelessly for the past several weeks to clean up the highly biodiverse marshes and wetlands of the Fraser Estuary. Their aim is to clean up as much debris as possible by December 10, 2021.
The BCWF joined other water-focused conservation groups to call for continued investment in water security during the 2022 Provincial Budget Consultations.
Our crews are providing a little care to BC's wetlands this year by removing invasive species, cleaning up waste, and maintaining trails.
The B.C. Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Workforce (WW) crews have been out in wetlands across the province collecting data for a rapid wetland health assessment.
Every day a new wetland that brings with it bigger challenges, unexpected answers, and a greater understanding of its functions and values. Wetlands Workforce work-pods have been out in the field conducting the Wetlands Ecosystem Services Protocol (WESP).
Two of the major tasks our Wetlands Workforce crews are working on this year are the Wetlands Ecosystem Services Protocol (WESP) and Predictive Mapping.
Dave Polster is a plant ecologist with over 40 years of experience in vegetation studies, reclamation, and invasive species management.