The Wetlands Workforce is excited to share with you our showcase webinar, Wetlands: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty, which highlights the work and resources that came out of this one-year project.
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.
Every year, people from around the world come together to celebrate wetlands. World Wetlands Day dates back to 1971, when several environmentalists joined together to reaffirm the importance and love for wetlands.
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.
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).
Dave Polster is a plant ecologist with over 40 years of experience in vegetation studies, reclamation, and invasive species management.