Protecting water is central to the B.C. Wildlife Federation's mission to preserve, restore, and enhance the region's fish, wildlife, and habitats. Wetlands, a key part…
The Beginning In 2021, the B.C. Wildlife Federation received a one-year $5-million grant from the Healthy Watersheds Initiative. The $27-million project, supported by the Province…
On behalf of the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Workforce project, we are pleased to present this final report which highlights the work our crews accomplished and the collaboration achieved throughout 2021.
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.
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.
Something unexpected visited the ponds at the Halleran site in Meadow Creek, a small community in the mountainous Lardeau Valley. At the Halleran site, it…