Video: A conservation gathering at BC’s Quamichan wetlands

Shared by: Nature Conservancy of Canada – A group of over 30 Conservation Volunteers and staff from Habitat Acquisition Trust, Cowichan Land Trust, Parks Canada, Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society, Cowichan Young Naturalists Club, Canada World Youth, Saanich Native Plant Nursery and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently joined forces to continue restoration efforts at Quamichan wetlands…

Wetlands get funding infusion from the HCTF

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) would like to acknowledge the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation’s (HCTF) continuing investment in B.C.’s wildlife habitat, helping to kick start its wetland rebuild program this year. With $250,000 from the HCTF, DUC will restore six B.C. wetlands and complete preliminary work for eight high-priority conservation projects.

Summer at the Beaty

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC has a summer full of events planned for everyone of all ages. The summer season kicks off on May 22 with a festival celebrating the International Day of Biological Diversity with this year’s theme of forests.

Credit River ecological services: Valued at $371 million annually

Mississauga – A new report by the Pembina Institute and Credit Valley Conservation found that the Credit River Watershed provides services worth more than $371 million to area residents each year. “One of the key aspects of valuing ecological services is the idea that Mother Nature does for free what we would otherwise have to…

Invasion of Manitoba Wetlands

Imported species disrupting native wildlife. landon wark | sep 29 – Manitoban Delta Marsh, located about 25 km north of Portage la Prairie, is a Canadian Heritage marsh and an internationally recognized wetland of great importance. Every year thousands of migrating birds nest in its waters. The countless insects that inhabit the marsh provide a…

BCWF’S Wetland Education Program

Media release from the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF): BC’s oldest and largest conservation organization, is excited to bring the Wetlands Institute to Kamloops, BC from June 21st – 27th, 2009. The Wetlands Institute is one element of the BCWF’S Wetland Education Program (WEP). WEP’s mission is “to deliver quality wetland education, develop the capacity of…

BCWF’s Sea to Sky Workshop Series

Media release from the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF): BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program is excited to announce the Sea to Sky Series, a series of eight Wetlandkeepers Workshops in the Sea to Sky Corridor from 2009 – 2011. The Sea to Sky Corridor, extending from West Vancouver to Pemberton, is a highly diverse ecosystem that has…

Burnside’s Engineered Wetland Project

Read about the progress of Burnside’s Engineered Wetland Project in an article by Dalhousie Master of Environmental Studies student Cat Galbrand. Link to thesis from Library and Archives Canada. Naturalized treatment wetlands for contaminant removal [microform] : a case study of the Burnside engineered wetland for treatment of landfill leachate. Galbrand, Catherine C., 1977- AMICUS No. 30825875